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
Guest contributor Trevor Bannister on a "a fascinating day spent at a church near Shepperton, where producer Andy Cleyndert was recording Scott Willcox's ten-piece big band for his Trio label".
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by the JD Allen Trio, Triforce and Friends, Zenel, Kokoroko and the Liberation Music Orchestra directed by Carla Bley.