Quantity:1
Landing Ground has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This item will be fulfilled same day by Amazon, is eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Delivery in the UK and 24/7 Customer Service. Disc is in perfect working condition but the cover may show some signs of wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.99

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Landing Ground
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Landing Ground

9 customer reviews

Price: £13.48 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
20 new from £9.05 2 used from £9.04
£13.48 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Landing Ground + Human Spirit + Island Mentality
Price For All Three: £40.02

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (5 Nov. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chaos Collective
  • ASIN: B009M5QBJI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,308 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
  1. Flight Music 7:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Duet I 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. The Lady of Bruntál 5:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Happy Sad Song 7:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Duet II0:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Landing Ground 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Tales of the Old Country 6:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Duet III0:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. The Cross-Atlantic Antics of Madame Souza 5:13£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

An impressive debut CD from trumpeter/composer Laura Jurd. Conceived as a unified whole, the album with its six pieces and three improvised dialogues reveals a young composer of character and immense promise.

The album deals with themes of departure and return. With both a jazz and a string quartet (the Ligeti Quartet), the music is at the increasingly traversed borders of contemporary classical music and jazz. From Kind of Blue era Miles Davis, to echoes of Messiaen, Alban Berg and Shostakovich, a distinctive individual and appealing voice emerges.

Three free-improvised dialogues where Laura Jurd responds in real time to the imaginative narratives of pianist (Elliot Galvin) cellist (Ben Davis) and drummer (Corrie Dick) provide the ideal counterweight to the six structured and planned compositions. Nine carefully programmed tracks, which, through thematic and musical connections, build to a satisfying whole.

Personnel: Laura Jurd (trumpet), Elliot Galvin (piano), Ben Davis (cello), Corrie Dick (drums), Ligeti Quartet

Review

Polar Bear's Mark Lockheart, in the liner notes for British student trumpeter/composer Laura Jurd's Landing Ground, calls it "a stunning debut by anyone's standards, but coming from a 21-year-old musician it's quite miraculous". Lockheart's no pushover, and he isn't exaggerating Jurd stands out even from the UK jazz conservatoires' well-schooled and adventurous current crop. Landing Ground, which combines her jazz group and the Ligeti String Quartet, has a markedly through-composed and contemporary-classical feel but the leader on trumpet, her fellow Trinity College student Elliott Galvin on piano (the inspirational Liam Noble is his teacher) and cellist Ben Davis all supply succinct and original improvisation. Moreover, Jurd's striking themes suggest English, Spanish and Scottish folk melodies, and (on the beautiful Happy Sad Song) something of the wry lyricism of Kenny Wheeler. The evocative Flight Music joins melodic and rhythmic ideas without losing its sense of tranquillity, Tales of the Old Country has a simmering, Nino Rota-like lilt, and Jurd's huge promise as a trumpet improviser is showcased in a series of short duets long-toned and graceful with the cello, free-jazzy with the piano, vivaciously dancing with the drums. FOUR STARS --The Guardian

Her trumpet playing already has a quirky yet penetrating signature of her own. Listening to Laura Jurd maturing becomes a fascinating prospect. FOUR STARS --Jazzwise

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H. S. Arloff on 22 Mar. 2013
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
This is the most sensational debut disc I've ever heard. My mother-in-law often says of highly talented youngsters "they've been here before!" That is how I feel about Laura Jurd. She was the featured trumpeter in the Phil Meadows Quartet which played at our Jazz Club in Bradford last Friday and I thought she was good then but this disc blew me away. She's accompanied by two others who were with her on Friday - Elliot Galvin and Conor Chaplin as well as Corrie Dick and the Ligeti string Quartet and they are all brilliant players. Normally I'm not too keen on the inclusion of string quartets in jazz as the result often sounds a little contrived - not in this case though as Jurd's writing is so good the quartet seems perfectly integrated into the jazz she's composed. I often find a whole disc of originals a little too much and yearn for the addition of some standards but again that's not the case here because her compositions are so refreshingly different: quirky,funny and so inventive they are never less than thrilling. There are references to tango, Scottish/Irish folk music, Circus/cabaret, etc., which makes for a really exciting experience. If you read the newspaper and magazine reviews of the disc you'll find they concur with my opinion that this 21 year old is a highly talented player/composer who's destined for great things and a wonderful career. I urge you to listen to this disc - you'll love it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. O'Hara on 24 Jun. 2014
Format: Audio CD
A wonderful debut from an exceptional musician. Well chosen guest musicians and a lovely flow between large and small ensemble throughout the album. Laura unifies her eclectic influences with a strong musical voice, an amazing talent.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By duncan mcintosh on 15 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am really amazed at the maturity and competence of these young performers. The music seems to hark back to a splendid past and yet be at the cutting edge at the same time. How they have absorbed the influences and sound new and unique at the same time is a real surprise. There are tinges of Miles Davis and Carla Bley but you end up thinking that perhaps Ms Jurd is something rarely heard in these times, just simply a unique talent. I can't recommend this highly enough.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CRK on Bellevue Ave on 24 Nov. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Not much of a music critic but I really liked this album. Has kind of a Cinimatic Orchestra meets Miles Davis thing going on that we really enjoyed. To bad I can't hear this live in the the US...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Roberts on 15 April 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A series of beautiful, delicate pieces played expertly. I found this artist through Chaos Collective's involvement with Pop-Up Circus and am now very glad I did.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback