The full BBC Jazz Award nominations were announced yesterday. I reckon that the list is OK, in that any of the winners do the UK jazz scene reasonably proud. I am quite proud that the number of artists with Babel connections is quite high this year, namely:
Julian Siegel - stalwart of Partisans
Liam Noble - on albums by Christine Tobin and Let's Call This with Ingrid Laubrock
Tom Arthurs - Centripede, Squash Recipe, Mesmer
James Allsopp - Fraud
Tom Cawley plays with Acoustic Ladyland
Finn Peters - Su-Ling
As they say on the Fast Show: NICE!