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Tough and Tender

Artist: Clare Hirst

Date of Release:

Catalogue no: 33Jazz025

Label: 33Jazz

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

Heavy Hipsters

6.38

2

 

Tough and Tender

7.18

3

 

Salsita

4.32

4

 

Beautiful(ish)

7.52

5

 

Little Steps

6.56

6

 

Strollin’

4.40

7

 

Just an emotion

5.40

8

 

Rudies Blues

4.13

9

 

Mi Cancion

7.50

10

 

Gallicia

7.13

 

 

 

 

Clare Hirst - tenor and soprano saxophones
Hilary Cameron – Piano
Phil Scragg – Bass
Davide Giovannini – Drums

This is a set of original compositions by Clare Hirst.

 

Reviews

 

01/01/2000 Time Out

"Blowing some passionate tenor and coaxing a swooningly beautiful tone from the soprano. Check out her fine new album…"

 

01/01/2000 Venue magazine

"A charming set showing considerable verve and energy…."

 

01/01/2000 Jazz Rag

"Clare Hirst fields a powerful flow of ideas on both tenor and soprano. A promising and original quartet……"

 

01/01/2000 The Times

"Attractively breathy tenor…."

 

01/01/2000 Chris Howes

"Two young women who are among the best U.K. instrumentalists, play here tonight. Clare Hirst’s saxophone playing instincts are very contemporary and she writes some excellent pieces of her own. She is also well versed in the standard tune repetoire on which her playing ranges from the cool and reflective to the gutsy and swinging. Hilary Cameron’s piano style is light and refreshing and she possesses that rare ability to be able to accompany her own affecting vocals most adroitly….. "

 

01/01/2000 Time Out

"Compelling contemporary saxophonist taking her cue from Sonny Rollins and incorporating elements of salsa, funk and reggae into her sound…"

 

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