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Press and features for Billy's debut album "Penelope". Click for full articles.

 

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"An exhilaratingly original sound, at once intimate and expansive"

★★★★ Editor's Choice in JAZZWISE Magazine (UK)

Taking Off Feature | Review | Editor's Choice best albums of February 2024

"The album is a triumph...with his Grande Família project, Marrows has created a spectacular new ensemble" Jazz Views (UK) 

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"A highly successful fund raising venture the album is also an impressive musical achievement in its own right. The music coheres remarkably effectively with Marrows himself the unifying force" 

★★★★ The Jazz Mann (UK) 

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"What I really like about the album is how its 10 separate pieces, for all their variety of means and approach, behave as though they belong together, like a family" 

Richard Williams, The Blue Moment 

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"Melodic and distinctive...an album of inventive and contemporary chamber-jazz that serves as a worthy tribute and aids a worthy cause" 

★★★★ All About Jazz 

"Gorgeous chamber jazz LP"

Bandcamp (US) New and Notable feature 

"Arranged by Marrows, the chamber-esque piece utilizes flute (Dijan Mbanu) and trombone (Olli Martin) to great effect, as well as sighing group vocals, which conjure classic bossa nova antecedents"

JAZZIZ Magazine (US) 

"UK jazz artists whose creativity was aired last Thursday included dazzling guitarist Bill Marrows on L’Heroisme"

UK Jazz News review of the first week of BBC Radio 3's 'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight episode

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"Billy Marrows and Grande Família Pizza Express Jazz Club, London Monday 13 May. Playing music from guitarist Billy Marrows' poignant album, Penelope"

Marlbank top UK and Irish gigs this week (13th May 2024)

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JAZZWISE Taking Off feature February 2024

 

JAZZWISE "A Grande Família" single/video premiere September 2023

 

 

All About Jazz - Song of the Day "L'Heroïsme"

UK Jazz News interview about the Penelope album 

Jazz Views Take Five Q&A

JAZZIZ podcast episode about the Penelope album

Live interview and performance on BBC Radio York

Interview | Performance

Jazz at Morley podcast episode about the Penelope album

"L'Heroïsme" closed BBC Radio 3 JRR's New Year New Music 2024 episode

"L'Heroïsme" played on Jazzurekcje by Rafał Bryndal on Polish radiojazz.fm

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VerhoovensJazz Jazz Albums February 2024

1hr show about the Penelope album on Catalunya Música's Via Jazz

The Press, York - print interview about the Penelope album

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Gazette and Herald, Ryedale - front page feature on weekly paper​​​​​​

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