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SJP 21 Performers
ADDITIONAL MUSIC AND TIMELAPSES, SLIGO JAZZ 2021
Matthew Halpin and Eddie Lee
Matthew Halpin's connection with the Sligo Jazz Project runs deep, having attended as a student for the first time in 2007 aged 16, he was the first young musician to graduate from being a participant on our summer school to a tutor in consecutive years. Since that time, Halpin's search in music has been relentless and wide reaching. It is with great excitement and pride that he has recently released his debut album as a leader. The Irish Times' Cormac Larkin writes, "Halpin's old-school sound, descended from Rollins and Joe Lovano (with whom he studied), is big and open, but his sensibility as a leader and composer is more inquisitive, running from the rambunctious science fiction funk of the album’s opening tracks to the remote, attenuated vocals of its closer.
The group Halpin assembled for this set of 11 originals are all trusted associates, including much-lauded British keyboardist Kit Downes and inventive Irish drummer Sean Carpio.
The leader may have put his name on it, and deserves all the praise that will follow this impressive debut but, creditably, Agreements is all about the collective and will further enhance the reputations of all involved."
The album is available for purchase on Bandcamp
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SJP 2021 will take place 20-25 July.