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 on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.