Songbook- album reviews

“There’s the sense of an hour standing still with this recording … such is its affecting dedication to craft – and certainly a highlight of 2017 so far” AP Reviews

“one of the most formidable songwriting partnerships of the 21st century” Jazz Views

If we awarded stars to albums this one would rate a whole galaxy” Bebop Spoken Here  

“An album of outstanding beauty and power”  Jazzwise 4 **** Recommended

“an exciting and sophisticated new partnership…superb” All About Jazz 4 1/2 ****

“rare to find a songwriting and performing partnership so well matchedThe Observer 4****

“special” Kind of Jazz 4 ****

“It’s refreshing to hear new material that sounds both modern and timeless” Jazz Weekly USA

“they’ve wowed audiences…with their whip smart quartet and original tunes that tell stories and sound like classics…lovely album” Evening Standard

“superb life-drawn lyrics [sung] with clarity and feeling”  Sandy Brown Jazz

“These are sophisticated well-crafted songs, and the musicianship is outstanding. Georgia Mancio’s singing is appropriately elegant, Alan Broadbent’s playing is immaculate, and Oli Hayhurst and Dave Ohm provide faultless bass and percussion throughout”  LondonJazz

Songbook – Live Reviews

Kiel Kulturforum, 15 April 2017

“It is almost like hubris, when Alan Broadbent & Georgia Mancio also call their album “songbook”. In the KulturForum .. it became clear that the pianist and singer indeed set new standards.” Kieler Nachrichten

“Songbook…is not reminiscent of the “Great American Songbook” –  the famous collection of jazz standards. Because here new standards are set”  Hansen-Munk

Ronnie Scott’s Club, 3 April 2017

“A sparkling and emotional show. 10 out of 10!” Jazz in Europe

“What an amazing, vibrant and completely sold out Ronnie Scott’s last Monday week ….A wonderful night of jazz for grown-ups … which ended with that kind of applause that made you feel that you had been in on something special” LondonJazz

“unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year…Heartfelt, intimate and engaging, this was one of those memorable nights where the music-making was completely transporting. Every lover of song will want to add Mancio and Broadbent’s tour de force to their collection” Jazzwise

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