LIANE CAR­ROLL

Sea­side ★★★★ Linn Records

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - COR­MAC LARKIN

Is Liane Car­roll a good singer for a pi­anist, or a good pi­anist for a singer? The an­swer is she’s pretty great at both. Her ninth al­bum is a lov­ing evo­ca­tion of all things coastal, par­tic­u­larly her home on the south coast of England, de­liv­ered as only Car­roll can, com­bin­ing the chops and in­stincts of a jazz mu­si­cian with the cred­i­bil­ity and emo­tional depth of a great in­ter­preter of songs. Joe Stil­goe’s ti­tle track is a wist­ful tug at child­hood mem­o­ries, Allison Krauss’s Get

Me Through De­cem­ber is a windswept cri de coeur, and the old Morecambe and Wise theme tune Bring Me Sun­shine is re­born as a quiet rumba. A riv­et­ing, emo­tional lis­ten, with no­table mu­si­cal con­tri­bu­tions from trum­peter and pro­ducer James McMil­lan, sax­o­phon­ist Ju­lian Siegel, and most of all, from the leader. lin­nrecords.com

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