Album review: The Old Dance School - Forecast

****Transition Records TRANSCD04, £12.99

Beautiful performances on every instrument, and in song, are here captured and produced in Wales by the great Scottish sound-man Calum Malcolm. This must be the breakthrough album by England's hugely skilled, talented and – though still in their twenties – very experienced septet. Refined tone, technique, timing and taste are poured into original creations that marry classical quality, jazz imagination, folk sensibility, roots/rock energy, and masterful cajon playing.

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• This article was first published in Scotland on Sunday, June 27, 2010