Quintet led by Newcastle based bassist and composer Andy Champion. The band blends jazz and progressive rock influences to produce a distinctive group sound. Also features Mark Williams (guitar),Paul Edis (keyboards), Graeme Wilson (saxes) and former Back Door drummer Adrian Tilbrook.
"An intriguing synthesis of jazz and progressive rock with an agreeably dark, gothic edge."
"“Busk” is a brilliantly realised record that deserves to increase ACV's national profile. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.
Guest contributor Trevor Bannister's thoughts on a night of jazz & film to celebrate Tubby Hayes with the Simon Spillett Quartet and the acclaimed film documentary "â€˜Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry".