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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...

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