A great album from the onset. The opening title, being an absolute joy to listen to with Hassell like drones and forefront tonality with a sprinkle of Davis. Magic.
Favorite track: Awakening.
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By far the most exciting group around. This album pushes jazz on when so many current artists seem reflective and honouring the past. Not that Dinosaur doesn't, but they infuse their sound with everything else that's going on, and end up making a jazz album that has knowledge of the past but the heartbeat of the now.
'Imagine the impressionistic electric-jazz moodiness and glistening keyboard textures of Miles Davis’s In A Silent Way seamlessly wrapped around Celtic folk melodies, Django Batesian idiom-swaps, and interwoven with American, Scottish and north African drumming – and you might have a feel for this superb set from Laura Jurd' GUARDIAN ***** (Five Stars)
‘Dinosaur is a new British jazz "supergroup"’. ALL ABOUT JAZZ (UK)
‘Surely rank as one of the best debut albums for years, a remarkable fusion of thoughtful compositions, skilful musicianship and visceral energy. ALL ABOUT JAZZ (UK)
"Apparently there's a jazz revival going on! Here's Dinosaur...let's just call it social music." BBC 6 MUSIC GILLES PETERSON (UK/INTERNATIONAL)
"Such a great record!" BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC GILLES PETERSON (UK/INTERNATIONAL)
“This band are going to be huge…” JEZ NELSON, SOMETHIN’ ELSE (UK)
"...a powerful and bold album...Laura [Jurd] skilfully blends elements of folk, rock and jazz and I think she's really developed a unique style of her own..." BBC RADIO 3 CLAIRE MARTIN ("I’m a fan!")
“That’s pretty much punk rock by jazz standards…” NICK LUSCOMBE, BBC RADIO 3 LATE JUNCTION (UK)
"The elegiac closer, "Interlude" signs off what must surely rank as one of the best debut albums for years, a remarkable fusion of thoughtful compositions, skilful musicianship and visceral energy." ALL ABOUT JAZZ (UK)
“Rechristening her regular quintet Dinosaur gave fair notice of their thrilling power live, where they’re as likely to fly into souful Sly Stone or JB’s terrain. Their debut album, though, is a considered studio production, with a sense of space and shape...” JAZZWISE (UK)
“Despite it’s influences this is not a repetition of the old, as freshly and intensively as the quartet plays.” VALONKUVIA (FI)
“…impressive young trumpeter Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur offered up some savory, funk-fueled neo-fusion grooves…” DOWNBEAT (USA) (review of Berlin Jazz Festival 2016)
"Most of the solo work is carried by Jurd’s inventive, expressively mobile trumpet and the general ensemble components are imaginatively arranged, all contributing to a lively and productive album of originals from this high-level British group." THE AUSTRALIAN (AUS)
released September 16, 2016
‘Together, As One’ is the third album as a leader from British award-winning trumpet player, composer and band-leader Laura Jurd and her debut with newly named band Dinosaur. Featuring Laura’s regular collaborators, friends and creative cohorts Elliot Galvin, Conor Chaplin and Corrie Dick, ‘Together, As One’ is a coherently powerful and bold album that not only confirms her promise as one of the most important young musicians to emerge from the UK jazz scene in recent years but is also a statement that will launch her music into the international jazz world stratosphere.
Recorded by Sonny at Livingston Studios, London on 29th - 31st March 2016.
Mixed by Sonny at Livingston Studios, London in April 2016.
Mastered by Andrew Tulloch in London in May 2016.
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Yet another very delicious ride on the adventure that is Phronesis. Complex without losing musicality.
Only downside on this is the production has a rather irritating level boost at the quiet end of the tracks. Peter Jones
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September 2018. It's July 2020 now. I'm feeling that's too long, y'know..?
This stuff's addictive. You just have to get more of it.
The composition and performance on show are in a class of their own. But I say that every time.
This is jazz like nothing else. Peter Jones
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The trio get it together with big band goodness and show how well it _just works_, like it was meant to have always been that way.
"Untitled#1" is outstanding. "Herne Hill", the muted trumpet through to the finale - wonderful.
The rest - well - enjoy it yourself! :) Peter Jones
Through a riveting blend of free jazz, soul, and funk, the duo guide listeners through Black L.A. using the imagined tale of an Oakland DJ visiting the city for the first time. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 5, 2021
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A beautiful phrasing, a very nuanced and distinctive play with a very pleasant personal sound . Both perfect musically and technically. Simply a worthy successor to tenor saxophonists as deeply regretted Michael Brecker. Highly recommended ! mili1