Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Tuesday 17th September: DOUBLE BILL!! Metamorphic and The Joe Howell Quartet

A welcoming crowd enjoyed the contemporary sound-world of Paul Riley’s quintet this week, next up we have a wonderfully contrasting double-bill for your delectation.


Christopher Williams – Alto Saxophone

John Martin – Tenor Saxophone

Tom Greenhalgh – Drums

Seth Bennett – Double Bass

Paul Sandy – Double Bass

Laura Cole – Piano/composer/arranger

Metamorphic are a contemporary song-based jazz/folk sextet. Their second album, Coalescence, was released on the F-ire label in June, and has already garnered much critical acclaim; the album has received 4 stars from John Fordham in the Guardian: 'an imposing talent'; 4 stars from Brian Morton in Jazz Journal: 'utterly remarkable music': and 4 stars in Jazzwise, with reviewer Peter Quinn calling it ‘an ear-catching and compelling collection’. Jez Nelson, Max Reinhardt and Jamie Cullum have given the album airplay on their respective BBC radio shows. Metamorphic were also shortlisted to play at the Manchester Jazz Festival in July on the BBC Introducing stage; the gig was broadcast on Jazz on 3 in August, with Jez Nelson pronouncing after the gig, 'amazingly original compositions; I don't think I've ever heard anything quite like it!' Check out the band’s website for more information:

Joe Howell Quartet

Joe Howell – Guitar

Ian Bumstead –Tenor Saxophone

Marcus Penrose – Double Bass

Pete Ibbetson – Drums

South London based Jazz guitarist Joseph Howell leads his new quartet through a complex set of original music. Featuring SE Collective Saxophonist Ian Bumstead, Bassist Marcus Penrose and Drummer Peter Ibbetson, expect a vitriolic foray into the world of modern Post-Bop.

As ever, doors open at 8.30, £5 on-the-door...looking forward to seeing you there for this eclectic double-bill!

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