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Abbie Finn Trio present Northern Perspective, the forthcoming album produced alongside fellow Leeds College of Music alumnus saxophonist Harry Keeble and bass player Paul Grainger. Abbie’s own musical CV is particularly impressive, with a first class degree in music preceding spells at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and a run performing on London’s West End in Night School. Such a wealth of experience is reflected in Abbie’s approach to composition, and the album features songs recorded in July 2020, after the current pandemic had curtailed their performances at jazz festivals across the country.

Abbie provides the percussion for some genuinely excellent music. The album is one that jazz aficionados ought to love, with the saxophone work of Harry Keeble being excellent from the initial notes of opening track Walkabout. The quality is consistent throughout, culminating in Umlazi Morning, an enjoyable jaunt of a track.

It’s no real surprise that three musicians of such esteem should produce such an enjoyable album, but as someone with a fairly limited knowledge of jazz, this was a pleasant discovery. If you’re similarly unaccustomed to jazz music, Abbie Finn Trio may well be the band that changes that.

Abbie Finn Trio release Northern Perspective is released on 29th October when they’ll perform at Prohibition Cabaret Bar, Newcastle. They also play The Globe, Newcastle on Sunday 22nd November


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