‘While inhaling all matter of electrical jazz—from Miles Davis to Dave Douglas’ High Risk, via Soft Machine and Thundercat—Dinosaur has nevertheless concocted its own dynamically hybridized signature sound’ (Downbeat).
These four twenty-somethings have each established their own name in British jazz. The most prominent name in Dinosaur is trumpeter/composer Laura Jurd, who has previously been voted BBC New Generation Artist. The accessible synth pop of the 1980s is an important influence on the recent album Wonder Trail (Edition Records), on which she also plays synth and sings, alongside playing trumpet. Elliot Galvin’s synthesizers also play an important role on the album. Galvin has played the BIMHUIS before with his own trio.
‘…this beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles’(The Guardian, *****).
Laura Jurd trumpet,
Elliot Galvin fender piano/synth,
Conor Chaplin bass,
Corrie Dick drums