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A very special CD for (and by) a very special musician. Trombonist Carol Jarvis is a fine and much in demand performer. Diagnosed in 2004 with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of only 26, Carol has fought through the disease with pioneering treatment and has maintained her position as one of the UK's leading instrumentalists. In her own words; “a cancer diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence. It can be a very dark and lonely place, but it also opens your eyes to the world. If anything, my life is so much better since that diagnosis as I don't take anything for granted anymore and treasure even the smallest things.” The British branch of Divine Art is honored to be able to present this wonderful album for the benefit of Britain's foremost cancer care charity; thanks are due to everyone who has contributed in any way. Carol is accompanied by a hand-picked orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk. See photos below from the official launch party at the Forge in Camden (thanks to Aimee Aldersley of Macmillan for the pics)

photo: Steve MacDonald

CD DURATION:  62:47  

AUDIO SAMPLE: Night & Day (extract)






What are you doing New Year's Eve (Loesser)
When you Wish upon a Star (Washington)
Carol's Tune (Dunk) *
How High the Moon (Lewis/Hamilton)
Polka Dots and Moonbeams (van Heusen)
But Beautiful (van Heusen)
Caravan (Ellington/Mills/Tizol)
Sång till Lotta (Sandström) *
Night & Day (Porter)
Alfie (Bacharach)
For Absent Friends (Purves) *
Tico-Tico (Abreu)
Principal Uncertainty (Booth) *
Spain (Corea)
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Mann)
Smile (Chaplin)

* composed specially for this album - thanks to Jan Sandström, Mel Purves, Rod Dunk and Barry Booth.

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“Beautifully played... a wonderful testimony to the talent and spirit of a very remarkable musician” – Robert Beale (Manchester Evening News)

“A musician worth hearing... an album of high-grade easy listening” – Fred Dellar (Mojo)
“Beautiful jazz ballad playing... all of the arrangements are well done. Astonishingly beautiful playing of beautiful melodies ... impeccable pitch and perfectly placed articulations ... beautiful sound and phrasing. Everything about her trombone playing and her life is truly remarkable, You will thoroughly enjoy this musically mature performance.” – Deb Scott (ITA Journal)
“Recorded in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity close to Carol Jarvis's heart for very personal reasons, Smile is an entertaining and highly polished showcase of the soloist's versatility on the trombone. This beautiful, often touching and always entertaining CD is a perfect demonstration of her passion for both causes [cancer support and music].” – Christopher Thomas (MusicWeb)
“wonderful album... produced for the benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support. In addition to the good cause, I enjoyed hearing it very much, hope to hear more from Carol.” - Brian Wilson (MusicWeb Download Roundup)
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