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Artist’s Choice: Excellent (& Underrated) U.K.-Based Improvisers

The trumpeter-composer picks her favorite British musicians

"Bringing magic to any tune": Christine Tobin

I’ve been fortunate to be able to tour a lot in the U.K., and I’ve gotten to meet many British musicians through my playing there. There’s a real essence to these players. My choices here include musicians who don’t just stick to one genre and who cross-pollinate their creativity. They can read, they can play, they’ve checked out African music and world music. They’re curious people. These selections also comment somewhat on the disheartening exit of Britain from the European Union, and on the skewed views of immigrants and community that led to that particular vote.

Paul Booth
“No Looking Back”
No Looking Back (Basho, 2007)

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