A matter of instinct made CD of the month on Bebop spoken here

'Edwards graduated with a Masters in Jazz from Trinity a year or two back, toured with the late Abram Wilson and is currently backing singer Zara McFarlane. Here, he is given free reign with a program of his own compositions. Swinging opuses that incorporate the finer aspects of modern jazz piano...' Continued here: https://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/cd-review-peter-edwards-trio-matter-of.html

A Matter of Instinct reviewed on 'Jazz views'

Peter Edwards has put an satisfying amount of solid achievement under his belt since leaving Trinity Laban with a Masters degree. Starting with a MOBO nomination in 2014, he notched up a further JazzFM nomination and a PJA Newcomer award in 2015, as well as releasing his first album Safe And Sound to enthusiastic reviews in the Guardian and elsewhere. He’s also landed the gig as Zara McFarlane’s musical director, and this album gives a clear indication of why he’s so admirably suited to the role - his clear, concise take on elegant soul-jazz is a perfect match for her accessible, pared-back matching of the tradition with contemporary post-Norah Jones songwriting... Continued here http://www.

Marlbank review of 'A matter of Instinct'

Picking up where he last left off with the trio on Safe and Sound, it’s hard to separate the two in terms of quality but this is certainly much more confident, Edwards shows his considerable chops on opener ‘Samba City’ trading lines with drummer Moses Boyd as the energy levels flow from a trickle to a torrent. All his own compositions, in an Ahmad Jamal-to-early Jason Rebello-like direction, Edwards, bassist Max Luthert and Boyd find themselves unapologetically in a retro modern mainstream area where the structures and themes are transparent, an elegance and improved group interplay in the way the three navigate the material, an update on the sound of classic 1950s and 60s modern jazz where

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