Album: Courtney Pine, House of Legends (Destin-E)
Sunday 28 October 2012
A threnody for Stephen Lawrence, songs about escaped slaves and dedications to activist Claudia Jones, bandleader Leslie "Jiver" Hutchinson and Nelson Mandela are among the contents of Pine's typically expansive new release.
Musically, the highlights come from the presence of Martinique pianist Mario Canonge, swinging drummer Rod Youngs and a range of "elders" including Rico. Like all recent Pine albums, hearing it live will be the thing.
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