Real Isn’t Real is the latest album release on Green Eyes Record Label (2019) by trumpeter and composer Nick Malcolm performing with his core quartet of pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist Olie Brice and drummer Ric Yarborough. Guest appearances on the album include vocalists Emily Wright, Marie Lister, Josienne Clarke and Lauren Kinsella.
“It offers a many-hued suite, in which Malcolm fashions musical settings for four contrasting voices.”
-Jon Turney LondonJazzNews
“Perhaps the best known of the guest vocalists is the last, Lauren Kinsella of Blue-Eyed Hawk and Snowpoet fame. Here the instrumentation is initially sparse, giving space to Kinsella's meditation on the nature of reality, before Hawkins sets up Malcolm for a show stopping solo section.”
-Phil Barnes AllAboutJazz