Manchester based pianist and composer who has worked as a sideman in the bands of trumpeter Matthew Halsall and saxophonist Nat Birchall. Also leads his own trio with bassist Tim Fairhall and drummer Gaz Hughes and a duo with electronics artist Paul J Rogers.
A larger ensemble performed Fairhall’s specially commissioned suite “The Imaginary Delta” at the 2011 Manchester Jazz Festival with the results documented on the live album “The Imaginary Delta” (Slam Records 2012).
Line up; Adam Fairhall, Tim Fairhall, Gaz Hughes, Paul J Rogers, James Allsopp (clarinets), Steve Chadwick (trumpet),Chris Bridges (trombone).
"A fascinating patchwork of ancient and modern.The merging of different jazz and blues styles and of divergent technologies is seamlessly done and the album represents a remarkably coherent whole."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys two very different albums recorded in 2018 by the Italian born, London based saxophonist and composer Tommaso Starace.
Ian Mann is educated and entertained by the first date of a tour celebrating the life and music of trumpeter Dizzy Reece performed by pianist Trevor Watkis and a stellar international quintet.