Sunday, 15 July 2012

17th July - George Crowley Quartet

Tuesday July 17th
George Crowley Quartet

Playing exciting and melodic original music from their highly lauded debut album 'Paper Universe' on Whirlwind Recordings.

George Crowley - tenor saxophone
Kit Downes - piano
Calum Gourlay - bass
James Maddren - drums

It's going to be fabulous. But don't take our word for it..............

“One of the outstanding UK jazz d├ębuts of recent years. A glorious confirmation of Crowley’s promise.”
4 1/2 Stars, The Jazz Mann

"This is the kind of debut on which illustrious careers are built, and which deserves to raise Crowley’s profile well beyond the London scene."
London Jazz

"Crowley's warm, melodic style and forthright solos make him one to watch"
Time Out, London

"[George Crowley's] work sounds fresh...[his] rolling, faintly dolorous tenor sax delivers the winding title track and encourages the first of a series of thoughtfully shaped and thrilling improvisations from [Kit] Downes...stories about Crowley's growing promise haven't been exaggerated"
4 Stars, Guardian

“Rarely does a player so young debut with such a fully rounded tone and range of writing skills, so keep a keen ear out for Crowley: the future could yet be his.”
Jazzwise Magazine

"Creating long, flowing melodic lines with a more contemporary edge, Crowley has the potential to make a major impact...impressive stuff from an imaginative young talent"
All About Jazz

"George Crowley is a new name to keep an eye on as a player and composer...[his] ideas are fluid and flow like a spring tide after a full moon...I look forward to hearing more form this band and leader."
Bebop Spoken Here

"Crowley's band mates lend him exemplary support developing a musical relationship that enables them to accompany with an assured understanding."
All About Jazz

"The title track bustles with purpose, darts down obscure alleys, and pauses to hover over the always alert rhythm section... they accent each turn, twist and change of mood. Elsewhere, tricky lines snake over contemporary swing, “Embracing Air” is a lovely ballad and “Bela Lugosi” is rich with passion and pathos."
4 Stars, Financial Times

"Tenor saxophonist George Crowley brings to this recording the kind of sage judgement and restraint you would more typically associate with a veteran of the scene than a twenty-something music college graduate."
London Jazz

"A very strong album, and having a real tenor romantic on the scene is, indeed, cause for loud hosannahs and hurrahs"
The Jazz Breakfast


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