Deirdre Cartwright with Curious Adventure

Deirdre Cartwright with Curious Adventure

London based guitarist and composer who became well known presenting the BBC TV’s ground breaking series ‘Rockschool’. She also played with Afro Latin Jazz group The Guest Stars. They recorded three albums and toured in 17 countries. In 1991 she formed the Deirdre Cartwright Group. Has recorded five albums with her own group, and played festivals from Mexico to Warsaw. She has also written and recorded albums with the groups Emily Remembered, LUND and ARQ. She has played with Tal Farlow, toured with Jamaican composer Marjorie Whylie, founded Blow the Fuse with Alison Rayner, presented on Radio 3. Has written seven books on guitar playing and was head of guitar syllabus for the Rock School exam series. “If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright – I’d like to know who it is” Dave Gelly The Observer “Cartwright’s coolly undulating Grant Green shuffle groove is one of the understated pleasure of UK’s contemporary fusion.” John Fordham “Her sinewy guitar fronts a sparse trio – with beatnik spoken-word injections from Sarah P – who stretch out like a psychedelic 1960s blues band, but take the blind leaps of faith of improvisers. Highlights are the Nirvana grunge-fusion Smells Like Jazz and a sublime exploration of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights.” Stewart Lee Sunday Times
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