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"Continuation" is a remarkable work in which the interplay of emotional experience and life motion experienced by band leader Tamar Osborn (AKA Tamar Collocutor) is channeled and explored by Collocutor. The band’s third LP assuredly strides forward following the critical acclaim awarded to "The Search" from 2017 from the likes of The Wire, Vinyl Factory and Gilles Peterson. "Continuation" is an album about coping with grief and loss / bereavement. The music charts the many (and sometimes surprising) emotional states encountered, moving from acknowledgement, trying to keep ‘normal’ life going, the need to sometimes put a pause button on the world / existence and let the waves of feelings crash and roll, sudden anger & confusion, finally to moving (perhaps with uncertainty) forward.

Tamar Osborn has led Collocutor through a line-up shift from septet to quintet for "Continuation". The modified line-up creates space for the musicians to express themselves through the shadows of "Continuation"'s movement. The quintet allows for more group improvisation, based on just a few motifs and thereby giving the musicians more space to converse. The tracks "Lost & Found" and in particular the album’s title track, "Continuation" (the only piece with 3 horns) hark back to the intricate arrangements of "The Search". It’s a deeply personal album, the writing of which acted as Tamar's way of processing and understanding experience and the need to channel feeling. In listening truly "Continuation" bares that rare and precious gift of a morsel of the human experience being illuminated by artistic genius.


Millie says: Improvisational jazz at it’s best, ‘Continuation’ is a deeply emotive album exploring themes of coping with grief and loss. Instrumental jazz that captures the soul is powerful and revealing.


A1. Deep Peace
A2. Continuation
A3. Pause
B1. The Angry One
B2. Lost And Found
B3. Pause Reprise

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