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Empirical/Blue Note Sessions – review

This quartet found cool precision in its 75th-anniversary tribute to the Blue Note label, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

24, Jan, 2014 @12:07 PM

=Empirical: Tabula Rasa – review

This young quartet create fascinating patterns in sound that baffle as much as they delight, writes Dave Gelly

Dave Gelly

07, Sep, 2013 @11:03 PM

Empirical: Elements of Truth – review

Empirical have become fascinating and fearless with these new pieces that verge on musico-philosophical speculation, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

27, Oct, 2011 @9:01 PM

Empirical: Out 'n' In | CD review
Award-winners Empirical have added vibraphone into their mix, to great effect, writes Dave Gelly

Dave Gelly

24, Oct, 2009 @11:50 PM

Kit Downes | Jazz review

The Forge, London: The pianist with the acclaimed Empirical was engrossing in his interpretations of classics by Monk and Ellington, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

12, Oct, 2009 @9:15 PM

Empirical: Out'n'In | CD review

When they emerged in 2007, Empirical made bigger waves and more column inches than any UK jazz ­ensemble since Courtney Pine's early bands, says John Fordham

John Fordham

24, Sep, 2009 @11:01 PM

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Why we should be clear about what trad jazz means

Despite sounding thrillingly contemporary, jazz bands like Empirical are labelled traditional. If there is to be a continuing interest in the genre, it's important that these distinctions are made

John Fordham

22, Sep, 2008 @11:47 AM

Music preview: Empirical, London

Pizza Express, W1, Sat 13; Ronnie Scott's, W1, Mon 15 & Tue 16; Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival, SW6, Thu 18

John Fordham

12, Sep, 2008 @11:01 PM

Billy Cobham/Empirical, Ronnie Scott's, London

Ronnie Scott's, London

John L Walters

25, Feb, 2008 @12:06 AM

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John Fordham talks to London-based jazz quintet Empirical

Meet the sharp dressers bringing a sense of style back to jazz. John Fordham talks to Empirical

John Fordham

22, Feb, 2008 @12:15 AM

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CD: Empirical, Empirical

(Destin-E Records)

John Fordham

30, Aug, 2007 @11:03 PM

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