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The Simple Light Shines Brightest

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Bellsonian Scales

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The Prophet

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Where Wisdom is Found

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One For ‘Bones’ Jones

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Repentance

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Studies In Time (Relative)

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Conflict In Our Time

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Tabula Rasa (2CD)

Empirical

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Total Playing Time 97 minutes

The Guardian once commented that "Empirical have become fascinating and fearless" and their fourth album Tabula Rasa is evidence that this is still very much the case.  Never a band to shy away from taking risks, this is a double album that marks another new direction from the band once dubbed by the Daily Telegraph as "the coolest of Britain's young jazz bands". More >>

Produced by Empirical

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BBC Music Magazine
"from the bleakly contemplative to the gloriously full-on... luxurious"
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Financial Times
4 Stars
"strong moods, tight-knit rhythms and third stream experimentation... impressively justifying a double CD release"
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MOJO
4 Stars
"there's freshness to Empirical's distinctive sound that's edifying"
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Jazzwise
4 Stars
"an urgent rhythmic punch with an otherworldly sonic... gripping throughout"
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Evening Standard
4 Stars
"the freewheeling interplay between the soloists and the Benyounes Quartet's lively riffs is exhilarating"
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Time Out
“Supremely mature and coherent”


Irish Times
3 Stars
"moments of real excitement, with knotty M-Base-inspired rhythms... inventive"


The Observer
"fascinating patterns in sound... beautifully played"
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The Guardian
3 Stars
“Empirical's skill and ingenuity keep on growing”
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Culture Capital
"This album is a work of art... two discs and zero filler... fantastic"
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Empirical are:
Tom Farmer - double bass
Nathaniel Facey - alto saxophone
Shaney Forbes - drums
Lewis Wright - vibrophone

Featuring the Benyounes String Quartet:
Zara Benyounes - violin
Emily Holland - violin
Sara Roberts - viola
Kim Vaughan - cello

Produced by Empirical
Recorded by Dave Moore at Assault and Battery 2, London, UK
Mixed by Dave Moore and Empirical
Mastered by Ray Staff at Air Studios, London, UK

12/09 Kings Place Festival
LONDON
UK
27/09 Wiltshire Music Centre
BRADFORD ON AVON
UK

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