London Jazz Duo

Jazz Duo Central LondonAlgorisms is the brainchild of singist Alison Limerick & keyboarder Gordon Hulbert. Taking songs that speak to them, this London jazz duo create unique and personal interpretations of each one and use them as a springboard for improvisation. Sometimes they add a rhythm section.

London Jazz Duo

Based in London, their music is an eclectic mix of styles, brought together in a soulful jazz mélange. The Nu-Soul, Acid Jazz and Electronic Dance background of Alison mixes with the Funk, Gospel, Classic Soul, World and Western Classical influences that represent Gordon’s musical journey. Picking from their own list of favourite Jazz, Pop and Film Soundtrack standards, our London jazz duo treat each song in its own unique way, exploring time signatures, reharmonisation, lyrical re-writes and much more besides.

Their arrangement of Paul McCartney’s ‘Blackbird’ is described as ‘excellent’ by London Jazz News and it is a joyful and energetic celebration of that song. It juxtaposes breathy textures and cascading solos from the sax with vocals ranging from an intimate whisper to a triumphant roar, all underpinned by rich and rhythmic chordal work from the piano and solid grooving from the drums and bass. about Algorisms – Nu Jazz Duo

Alison Limerick
Perhaps better known as a singer at the heart of the international club scene, Alison was also heavily involved from day one in the UK’s soul/jazz arena – particularly with JTQ, Roger Beaujolais (Vibraphonic, the Beaujolais Band), Full Flava and Courtney Pine and she has an impressive list of credits, recording and performing live with these artists. Promoting her own albums ‘And Still I Rise’ and ‘With A Twist’ on BMG and ‘Spirit Rising’, Alison toured her live band around Europe and the far East and was featured on the UK’s prime time Saturday Night Live. As a session singer she has worked most notably with George Michael (appearing with him on The Parkinson Show), Tony Hadley, The Style Council, Pete Murphy, Pete Waterman, Malcolm Mclaren and Lamont Dozier.

 

Gordon Hulbert
Musical director and producer Gordon Hulbert has a long history playing live with diverse artists such as Hugh Masekela, Chaka Khan, Alexander O’Neal, Heatwave etc. He was a member of the ‘Mr Bongo’ label’s latin supergroup Mr Hermano and joined multiple BMI award-winning folktronica band Psapp for their European and US tours in 2006. He leads a double life as a composer/producer for movies and TV, opening his own recording studio in Notting Hill in 1997 and as such has collaborated with Willy Russell, Bill Laswell, Axel Kroell, the Berman Brothers etc. His own productions can be heard on Palace Films, TV Land (US), MTV, NBC, Sky, CNN, BBC and so on, as well as commissioned remixes for artists such as Julian Stringle, Salif Keita and Burt Bacharach for Polydor and Universal Jazz.

 

 

 

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