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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: November 29, 1957

Saxophonist Nat Birchall has always been something of an enigma, a sublimely soulful saxophonist hidden from view in the Northern hills of England. His debut album Sixth Sense (1999) first announced him to the jazz world as an urgent tenor saxophonist with a feel for pulsing modal hard-bop. But it was his cult hit and now highly sought after soulful slice of spiritual jazz Akhenaten (released on trumpeter Matthew Halsall’s label, Gondwana Records, in 2009) that suggested that the spirit of Coltrane was alive and well in Northern England. Acclaimed by the critics (MOJO for one hailing its ‘spacial sunship beauty’ and ‘lyrical heat haze hypnotism’) Akhenaten together with Halsall’s own releases ‘Sending My Love’ and ‘Colour Yes’ helped create the unique sound that the Independent On Sunday described as ‘rain soaked spiritual jazz from Manchester”....
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Featured recording “Live In Larissa”

Live In Larissa

Sound Soul And Spirit
2014
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    Live In Larissa

    Sound Soul And Spirit
    2014
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    Nat Birchall: Live In Larissa

    Sound Soul And Spirit
    2014
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    World Without Form

    Sound Soul And Spirit
    2012
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    Sacred Dimension

    Gondwana Records
    2011
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    Guiding Spirit

    482 Music
    2010
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    Nat Birchall: Guiding Spirit

    Gondwana Records
    2010
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    Akhenaten

    482 Music
    2009
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