Jazz at the Blue Lamp presents
Laura Jurd "Human Spirit"
The Blue Lamp is so pleased to welcome back Laura Jurd after a stunning performance here in 2013.
Originally commissioned by the 2013 EFG London Jazz Festival, 'Human Spirit' is the latest project and second album from award-winning young trumpet player/composer Laura Jurd. A series of pieces written to feature Dublin-born vocalist Lauren Kinsella, the songs enter the realms of rock and folk music whilst providing a platform for improvisation and creative dialogue between the musicians. Think electric-Miles meets street band with a folkloric twist, this 7-piece ensemble present a vibrant and exciting concert as part of their album tour.
The band features Dublin-born vocalist Lauren Kinsella, Alex Roth on guitar, Corrie Dick on drums, Chris Batchelor, trumpet, Colm O'Hara, trombone and Mick Foster on bari sax.
Jurd stretched critics and musicians' repertoire of superlatives with this sophisticated and technically awesome session – on memorable originals with folk and contemporary-classical connections, delivered with the assurance of a budding trumpet-improv original.'
JohnFordham, The Guardian (on Laura's debut album, Landing Ground