Adam Fairhall, The Imaginary Delta

Dave Sumner

By Dave Sumner

on 12.03.12 in Reviews

On The Imaginary Delta, pianist and composer Adam Fairhall speaks with a forward-thinking attitude of innovation while channeling the voice of jazz’s past. A traditional rag becomes a futuristic avant-garde deconstruction. The use of effects and turntables enhance, rather than preclude, the expression of a soulful blues. A blowing session doesn’t miss a beat with the incorporation of sampling. Fairhall has united these disparate elements to create a remarkably engaging album of both scope and vision, and is vivid evidence of the strength represented by a new generation of UK jazz musicians.