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5.0 out of 5 stars
Raggy's 'Straight No Chaser' Magazine Review of 'Displaced', 16 Feb 2007
Neil has two projects on the go: `Pretz' and the jazz trio here, he also played keyboards for Zero 7. Busy man, right? I get an overwhelming feeling of monumental euphoria during the umpteenth time listening to the chords and the dynamic of `Degree In Intuition', it REALLY is that good. Being a complete and utter fan of piano led trios, it is an enchanting, funky and delicate experience listening to `Displaced' which marks the debut, rehearsed in one week and recorded in one take at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. That in itself is pretty unique. Cowley is one of the UK's brightest stars and bursts into life hunched over the ivories in what is the best scenario for his creative expression: trio. He doesn't just play the piano, he extracts every ounce of life from it. Together with Richard Sadler and Evan Jenkins, they give the whole live experience that emotional energy best heard with closed eyes. Impeccable and dazzling compositions. Witness the creation of beautiful, melodious, joyful music. Dudley Moore would be proud!