Irish Women in Jazz Series: Carole Nelson (At The Dublin Jazz Co-op)

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Irish Women in Jazz Series: Carole Nelson (At The Dublin Jazz Co-op)

The Carole Nelson Trio performs at The Dublin Jazz Co-op, curated by Irish Women in Jazz

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The Workman's Club 10 Wellington Quay D02 VX36 Dublin 8 Ireland

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The Carole Nelson Trio is centred around Carole’s composition and piano work accompanied by Cormac O'Brien on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums. They announced their arrival in 2017 with a debut album One Day in Winter, a lyrical journey through one winter’s day from dawn to moonrise in Carole’s Carlow home. This was followed by their second album Arboreal in February 2020, which takes a walk through woodland ecology, observing the interconnectedness of life.

Arboreal received glowing acclaim, including the Irish Times top ten albums of the year and All About Jazz Magazine (UK) Best Album 2020.

"One of Ireland's more original jazz composers" Irish Times

"Nelson is, without question, as the refined language of her writing and playing constantly reiterates, a singular voice" All About Jazz

The trio’s third album, Night Vision, released June 10th 2022, moves away from composition into improvisation as the trio dig deep into creative freedom and find a new and fearless triadic voice.

‘Night Vision further cements the Carol Nelson Trio's place as one of the most arresting jazz trios in Ireland and the British Isles’ All About Jazz

At the Dublin Jazz Co-op, the trio will be primarily be performing music from their 2022 release Night Vision, which debuted at the Bray Jazz Festival in support of Tord Gustavsen Trio. Tunes from Arboreal and One Day in Winter might show up too. Musically the trio are hovering between composed pieces and free improvisation – so we’ll see what we get on the night!

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