The Herald - Arts - - Arts - ROB ADAMS

Na­tional Youth Jazz Orches­tra of­S­cot­land NYOS £10 If the Kel­lock-SteeleMil­li­gan gen­er­a­tion is re­garded as a golden age of Scot­tish jazz, the next crop of mu­si­cians is de­ter­mined to keep the Saltire fly­ing. This CD, based around ar­range­ments of three old Scots songs, finds the orches­tra sound­ing far more ma­ture than their youth might sug­gest. There are sev­eral ex­cel­lent so­los from pi­anist Alan Ben­zie and tenor sax­o­phon­ist Grant Irvine in­ves­ti­gates Auld Lang Syne with a light, ap­pro­pri­ately Scot­tish approach. The well-drilled fun of Dun­can La­mont’s Car­ni­val of the An­i­mals suite and two stan­dards of­fer fur­ther ev­i­dence of en­ergy, con­fi­dence and no end of prom­ise. Avail­able from www.res­o­nance­s­

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