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Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance - Accident and Insurgency - The Times


12 January 2008
The Times
John Bungey
4 Stars

Aldeburgh in Suffolk is scarcely a crucible of jazz, its beachfront decidedly short of basement music dives. But it was here, with the aid of a "musical development residency" that this young British group created a set of versatile acoustic jazz.

The five-piece was also aided by the presence of the trumpeter Eddie Henderson, veteran of Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong dates, whose ringing solos punctuate the 11 tracks. They are, though, very much ensemble efforts, some clearly honed down from improvisations, others more conventional swingers. The squawk of the gulls and the sound of the shingle inveigle their way into the music, which is varied, thoughtful and consistently engaging.


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