Laura Jurd featuring Lauren Kinsella

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Release Date: January 14, 2016
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Laura Jurd featuring Lauren Kinsella – Human Spirit

Following on from her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Landing Ground’, ‘Human Spirit’ is the eagerly-anticipated second album from award-winning trumpet player/composer Laura Jurd. Originally commissioned by the EFG London Jazz festival 2013, the album is made up of a series of pieces written to feature Dublin-born vocalist Lauren Kinsella. The songs enter the realms of rock and folk music whilst providing a platform for improvisation and creative dialogue between the musicians – all of whom have been hand-picked as some of the UK’s most adventurous improvisers and instrumentalists.

Album Review

Jurd shadows Kinsella’s voice closely, whipping brisk repeating patterns around the compelling lyric of 'She Knew Him', skimming dramatic trills across raw electric guitar chords.
- John Fordham, The Guardian, January 2015