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It takes skill; hours of practice; who knows how many band practices; fluffed notes; work; time. I want you to bear that in mind when you listen to Slowlight Quartet (augmented into a quintet on these two new tracks by vocalist YVA) on their first cinematic jazz outing in seven years – and you have to listen to them.

Because it’s easy to get lost in the almost inhumanly tight, sublimely melded sound, and so to describe it as ‘effortless’. It isn’t. There’s effort. But then… the applause at the end? No. It can’t have been live. That sound can’t have been done live, all at once. OK. It is impossible. Impossibly good. Listen to it. Now. Stop everything else and listen to it.

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