01 March 2019 - Joy Ellis Quartet
Pianist, vocalist, Composer Joy Ellis’ passion for jazz, improv, groove and dance music atop classical roots inform “fiery improvisations” and “well-structured hard-bop solos” at venues & festivals across the land, “startling” debut album Life on Land with follow-up Dwell already in the mix. Joy Ellis : p,voc; James Kitchman :g; Henrik Jensen : db; Adam Osmianski : d
15 March 2019 - John Bailey Sextet
When not with Russell Watson or Arild Andersen & Julian Arguelles (album “Oneiric ounds”) John Bailey gets out mixing standards, contemporary jazz with some Holdsworth stuff in there for good measure. Quite fusion / quite jazz. John Bailey : g; Richard Iles : flugel; Jack Chandler : sax; Pete Hughes : keys; John Sandham : b; Jonathan Hartley : d
05 April 2019 - Ben Crosland Quartet
Leading groove cats on the northern jazz scene led by master
composer and bassist, Ben Crosland bringing contemporary classics
of Jaco Pastorius, Mike Mainieri and Don Grolnick and beautiful
Crosland and Platt originals punctuated by the occasional
standard freshly realised.
Rod Mason :saxes ; Jez Platt :p; Ben Crosland : b; Dave Tyas : d.