Stardust

Stan Sulzmann/Nikki Iles

Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and pianist Nikki Iles are iconic figures on the UK jazz scene composing and playing in their own distinctive contemporary styles. But for all of the original cutting-edge music that these two outstanding instrumentalists have played it is the love of the Standard Jazz Repertoire that brings them together for their new […]

Stardust

Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and pianist Nikki Iles are iconic figures on the UK jazz scene composing and playing in their own distinctive contemporary styles.

But for all of the original cutting-edge music that these two outstanding instrumentalists have played it is the love of the Standard Jazz Repertoire that brings them together for their new album Stardust. 

Beautifully recorded in the concert hall at the Royal Academy of Music this is a really intimate sounding record and a rare opportunity to listen to these two incredible instrumentalists up-close and personal.

The album begins with an original from Stan – Nikki’s Corner is dedicated to his great friend and musical collaborator Iles. The pair then play classics including Albert Hague’s Young and Foolish, Jonny Green’s Body and Soul and You’ll Never Get To Heaven by Burt Bacharach. Nikki’s original Under The Canopy is inspired by a great David Attenborough documentary and retains the importance of focus on melody

Reviews / Quotes

“Verging on the Stupendous” (Dave Gelly, The Observer) Read the full review

“almost every track is a delicate and perfectly judged rendition of a standard” (Peter Jones, London Jazz News) Read the full review

“Stardust is not so much a meteor shower spectacular, but rather a delightfully reassuring, crystal-encrusted, dark-sky panoply. And as you fix your attention, it magically reveals subtler, coruscating constellations.” (Adrian Pallant, AP Reviews) Read the full review

“Every single nuance of the playing is captured and the almost telepathic rapport between Sulzmann and Iles shines throughout.” (Ian Mann, The Jazzmann) Read the full review

 

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