Whilst rarely placing herself directly out front in the limelight, the talent and work of trombonist Rosie Turton will be no surprise to avid followers of London’s young jazz community. As part of two of it’s exciting products, groups Nerija and Where Pathways Meet, Turton’s compositions and fearless playing style will be known to many; and with her first solo project work on the horizon, her voice will only continue to grow.
Joining the likes of Richard Spaven, Nubya Garcia and Ashley Henry before her; Turton shares her debut solo outing in the good hands of Jazz re:freshed with her own 5ives contribution. Today we share Butterfly, Turton’s interpretation of a Herbie Hancock original. Pointing to hip hop as a central influence, the song’s musical spine is steeled with perpetual inflected piano, half-time feel drums and descending double bass. Showering background frequencies with a mixture of acoustic and electronically effected shimmers, Turton gives added sonic dimension to an already accomplished composition of stirring chord progressions and solos reflecting eloquent soliloquies from Turton herself and pianist Maria Chiara Argirò.