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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 there is a bluesy sense of swing, a strong groove and quickwittedness.'

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