Alan Steadman, award winning jazz broadcaster and presenter of the UK's longest running jazz radio show 'Jazz Waves' (on Wave 102 FM) certainly thinks so. Here's what he says about the album:
"One thing that separates the new album, "Rejoicing Blues" from the Kairos Ensemble from many other contemporary ones is its tunefulness. Whether on African- influenced tracks like Wedding Song and African Skies or the atmospheric Laval or the quartet's lovely version of the old folk song, the Water is Wide that melody coupled with first rate technical ability is evident. This is a very impressive release and I have no hesitation in making it my UK instrumental album of 2013."
We're delighted that he'll be featuring the album again on his 'best of 2013' show on Sun 29th December 8-10pm. Thank you Alan.