Laura Jurd

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Prom 10: NYO/Benedetti/Heyward review – guts, virtuosity … and kazoos
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain gave a ferociously committed, exuberant and exhilarating performance of Beethoven’s Third and a buzzing new piece by Laura Jurd

Flora Willson

08, Aug, 2021 @11:44 AM

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The 10 best jazz albums of 2020
Alongside archive recordings from Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, and inventive new releases by Maria Schneider and Carla Bley, 2020 had plenty of spectacular fusions

John Fordham

21, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur: To the Earth review – eloquent and spirited
The British trumpeter’s third album with her Dinosaur quartet hooks your attention with the very first chord

John Fordham

01, May, 2020 @7:30 AM

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'This goes in deep!' Jazz stars give their tips for the London jazz festival
Leading performers including Laura Jurd and Makaya McCraven select the hottest tickets at the festival, from Herbie Hancock to Iggy Pop

Gazelle Twin, Makaya McCraven, Cleveland Watkiss, Laura Jurd, Marius Neset, Omar Hakim

13, Nov, 2019 @3:45 PM

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Laura Jurd: Stepping Back, Jumping In review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
Another stylistic reinvention from the esteemed trumpeter moves from strident minimalism to orchestrated chaos and fidgety folk

John Lewis

19, Jul, 2019 @7:30 AM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Foxtrot to Dorothea Tanning, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

01, Mar, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Laura Jurd/Dinosaur: Wonder Trail review – jazz trumpeter's 80s synthpop adventure | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Rather than repeat her Mercury-nominated last release, Jurd’s new album explores intriguing new territory

John Fordham

11, May, 2018 @7:30 AM

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Laura Jurd/Dinosaur review – effortless fun from a band who continue to surprise
Alongside her new quartet, the skilled trumpeter guided the crowd through a musical history tour marked by inventiveness, whimsy and languid confidence

John Fordham

04, Nov, 2016 @2:26 PM

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Laura Jurd/Dinosaur: Together, As One review – beautifully played and effortlessly confident

John Fordham

15, Sep, 2016 @5:15 PM

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Huw V Williams: Hon review – swaggering, infectious energy
Irresistible tunes composed by the Welsh double-bassist should make this a favourite for end-of-year playlists

John Fordham

03, Mar, 2016 @6:45 PM

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Laura Jurd: Human Spirit review – brisk, dramatic jazz patterns
Jurd’s trumpet playing takes a back seat to Lauren Kinsella’s vocal poetry, but this is an intriguing reminder of her spiky phrasing, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

15, Jan, 2015 @6:15 PM

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Blue-Eyed Hawk: Under the Moon review – an arresting blend of styles
Lauren Kinsella assembles a fine collective to produce a confident, unusual, genre-hopping album, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

02, Oct, 2014 @8:00 PM

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