Maria Chiara Argirò group

Hidden Seas by Italian pianist and composer Maria Chiara Argirò – full of a marine inspired folk and jazz impressionism conveyed by acoustic and electronic textures and inspired by Edward MacDowell’s Sea Pieces is strikingly fresh and appealing. The material leaps off the page in audio performance – French singer Leïla Martial matching the mood with a certain delicacy and clarity. Also on the album are Sam Rapley on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Tal Janes playing guitar and utilising effects), Andrea Di Biase on double bass and Gaspar Sena on drums. No better time to paddle a little while you still can. Out now on Cavalo Records **** recommended