★★★★★ “…this beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles.” THE GUARDIAN (UK)
“Apparently there’s a jazz revival going on! Here’s Dinosaur… let’s just call it social music.” BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC GILLES PETERSON (UK/INTERNATIONAL)
“This band are going to be huge…” JEZ NELSON, SOMETHIN’ ELSE (UK)
NEWS: DINOSAUR NOMINATED FOR UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR IN JAZZ FM AWARDS
‘Together, As One’ is the third album as a leader from British award-winning trumpet player, composer and band-leader Laura Jurd and debut album from her band Dinosaur. One of the most vital and creative new ensembles in the UK today, Dinosaur features keyboardist/inventor Elliot Galvin, the effortlessly rooted Conor Chaplin on electric bass and the forever creative Corrie Dick on drums. In their seventh year as a band Dinosaur has performed throughout the UK and Europe. ‘Together, As One’ is a coherently powerful and bold album that not only confirms Laura’s promise as one of the most important young musicians to emerge from the UK jazz scene in recent years, but is already proving to propel the ensemble to new, exciting and international territory. It’s the combination of electric grooves, folk-infused melodies and a uniquely characterful harmonic sense that makes this band truly distinctive and one to watch.