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Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies - Yellow Red Blue (2016)

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“Lovell-Smith's compositions have taken on a new depth of expression here, with a mix of erudition, beauty and approachability  showcasing her tunesmith's gift for melody alongside a deeper dig into harmony...

she is an artist with huge potential.”

– Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz.com

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The sophomore album from Towering Poppies sees the band veering into more through composed territory and exploring new colours with the inclusion of bass clarinet and (on three tracks) string quartet.

Josh Sinton - bass clarinet Cat Toren - piano Kate Gentile - drums Adam Hopkins - double bass Jasmine Lovell-Smith - soprano saxophone and compositions/arrangements plus Cuarteto la Matraca on tracks 3,5 and 7.

 

Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies - Fortune Songs (2012)

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“Honest, intelligent chamber jazz, stark in its minimalism, gentle in its dissonance, firm in its lyricism.”

– JazzTimes, November 2012

 
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  Towering Poppies' debut album focuses on simple, songlike compositions as a vehicle for collective improvisation. Russell Moore - trumpet Cat Toren - piano Kate Gentile (Pittman) - drums Pat Reid - double bass Jasmine Lovell-Smith - soprano saxophone and compositions