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'British Jazz at its best'

That's Tony Soley's opinion of our latest album, Rejoicing Blues. Tony is Somerset DJ, who recently one of the album's tracks, 'Mr. Tom', on his long running jazz show on 107.8 Tone FM. Thanks Tony!

'...elegant, tasteful and timeless jazz.'

That's what the review of Rejoicing Blues in Spring 2014's edition of The Musician says. The full review is as follows:

'Since their foundation over a decade ago, Kairos Ensemble's sax/piano/tuba/drums combination has delighted audiences. These 14 instrumentals are a prized addition to their portfolio of elegant, tasteful and timeless jazz.'

'In Step' on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Record Requests today!

Richard's calypso was requested by a certain Mrs Jan Hooper - who coincidentally happens to be our drummer Tom's mum..! Click here to hear the show presented by Alyn Shipton (Available until 8th March) - we're on towards the end at 51 minutes. You can watch the video of us recording In Step on our home page. Thanks Alyn...and Jan - we're delighted to have been featured on this great long standing show!

"What a great band..."

...that's what Linley Hamilton said last night, featuring Pete's tune 'Where the deep blue sea meets the azure sky' on his excellent BBC Radio Ulster show. You can hear the show on iPlayer until next Friday:

Our bit comes on at 27 minutes in. Thanks Linley!

Rave Review of Rejoicing Blues from Bruce Lindsay

Respected jazz reviewer Bruce Lindsay has published a lovely review of Rejoicing Blues on the website All About Jazz. He says:

"Whatever the inspirations may have been, the results are a delight. A collection of beautifully-played, inventive and vibrant tunes, Rejoicing Blues is itself an inspiration."

Curiosity featured on BBC Radio 3!

Julain Joseph featured the opening track from Rejoicing Blues - Richard's composition 'Curiosity' on his show Jazz-Line Up on Sunday 5th Jan. Here's what he said: "Kairos Ensemble released their fourth album called Rejoicing Blues and yet again these four longstanding friends who met as music students gel into a dedicated and committed ensemble..." 

The show is available to listen to on BBC iPlayer until this weekend - we're on right at the end! Thank you Julian!

Rejoicing Blues - Best UK instrumental album of 2013?

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:



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