Alex Hutton Trio
Trio led by Sheffield born, London based pianist, composer and broadcaster Alex Hutton. The current line up features Double bassist Yuri Golubev and drummer Asaf Sirkis.
The album “Legentis” (F-ire Presents, 2012) also includes guest appearances from Heidi Vogel (vocals), Jim Rattigan (French horn) and Keith Thompson (oboe & cor anglais).
“Magna Carta Suite” (F-ire Presents 2015) also features Liz Palmer (baroque flute), Liesbeth Allart (cor anglais) and Neil Sparkes (spoken word).
"In the overcrowded field of the piano trio “Legentis” stands out as a major piece of work both for the quality of Hutton's writing and for the excellence of the performances. "
"The trio's rich blend of jazz, folk, rock and classical influences created a varied programme that suggested something bigger than the sum of its parts."
"A brave and ambitious album that includes some brilliant moments but the overall impression is still that of something of a “Curate's Egg”. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys an evening of original music played by students of the RWCMD in Cardiff with sets from Josh Heaton's Mouth of Words, Skeleton Leaf and the Norman Willmore Quintet.
Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.