Lead by pianist Kit Downes, the Kit Downes Trio also consists of bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren. Having honed his craft at the Royal Academy, Kit Downes Trio's debut album Golden flies the flag for jazz amongst this year's shortlist.
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Mercury Prize shortlist 2010
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