Oriole Quotes

“The soundtrack to a story of joy and longing born from an irresistible impulse to travel but never to arrive”
Jonny Phillips

“As forceful as it is subtle, Oriole have in the space of two albums found something that most groups spend many moons searching for – a sound of their own.”
Kevin Le Gendre – Jazz At Ronnie Scotts

“This album delivers those light hearted and playful moments we expect of the summer, its skillfully and wholeheartedly composed and performed by an exceptional band.”
Miriam Hempel – Straight No Chaser

“A musical mosaic that feels as spiritualy uplifting as a Paulo Coelho novel”
Tom Barlow – Jazzwise ****

“an early contender for jazz release of the year – uplifting melodies that’ll make you smile, think and want to dance.”
Kerstan Macness – Timeout – London

“This is a beautiful album, flawlessly written, arranged, played and produced – A joy to listen to and it should be a contender for the album of the year”
Chris Mann -24dash.com

“the entire album is entrancing, affecting and compulsively playable. Unreservedly recommended.”
Chris Parker – Vortex website

“If the lineup sounds like a dream made real, so does the music – I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the return of warmth and sunshine than to spin Migration.”

“Dreamlike and beautiful, it sounds simultaneously contemporary and yet centuries old”

“Oriole were absolutely exquisite, possibly my favourite performance of the whole festival.”
Bev Stapleton – Allaboutjazz – Cheltenham jazz festival review

“One of the festival’s standout performances – Their music is simply beautiful: deliciously easy on the ear.”
Chris parker – Vortex website

“prolific guitarist-composer Jonny Phillips seems to have tunes coming out of his ears”
John L Walters – The Guardian

Oriole features guitarist Jonny Phillips and singer Julia Biel, with their “Song for the Sleeping” providing a remarkable showcase for the latter’s uncategorisable stylings. Not quite jazz, not quite pop.
BBC Online

Song 4 the Sleeping a gorgeous lullaby performed by guitarist Jonny Phillips’ Oriole

The Beautiful Song 4 the sleeping.
Straight No Chaser

Cinematic folkish lullabies exploring the cultural pathways between West Africa , Brazil and Europe. Gentle beautiful music that is surprisingly affecting.
Time Out – Kerstan Macknes

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