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Pendulum - Kit Downes Trio

Kit Downes Trio

Its not every day JJs hosts a Mercury nominee, but pianist Kit Downes, bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren wont be phased by their inclusion among the 2010 prospects for CD of the year.Since 2005, these three young players have been working as a trio, and individually as components of impressive London bands like Empirical and Acoustic Ladyland. The album in question is their debut Golden (Basho Records) and it brings us an exceptional talent in Downes, described by The Irish Times as “a remarkably distinctive player. Inside or outside, his lines are full of the original and unexpected, with a logic of their own; and his stunning technique is matched by a rhythmic flexibility given full scope by his rapport with Gourlay and, especially, Maddren.

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