The Independent on Sunday – Oriole/Song for the Sleeping

Phil Johnson – The Independent On Sunday

More super-confident new British jazz, with guitarist Jonny Phillips’ compositions for octet (with the addition of vocalist Julia Biel on two tracks, and occasional guests) providing tight, idiomatic themes that repeated listening brings to life. Standout instrumentalists are the strikingly good Ben Davis on cello, Sarah Homer on bass clarinet, and Seb Rochford on drums..

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