Alcyona and saxophonist/flautist Tori Freestone, formed their Duo in 2014 after a performance at Manchester Jazz Festival. They recorded their debut album Criss Cross at the famous Artesuono studio in Udine, Italy. It features special guest vocalist Brigitte Beraha, and is out now on Whirlwind Recordings. They are currently touring the UK, supported by the Arts Council of England:
ALBUM REVIEW LINKS:
All About Jazz * * * *
JAZZWISE review * * * * 'the album is warmer and more classically lyrical than you might expect from this mature yet inquisitive pair, but it's rooted in quirky intervention aswell'
JAZZ JOURNAL review 'the tracks contain some of the finest interplay I have heard since Stan Getz and Kenny Barron recorded People Time, the playing is that wondrous... Without a doubt one of the finest albums of the year'
LINK to PROMO VIDEO
LINK to 'Hermetica' track from Criss Cross