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 on the final day of the Festival and performances by Hot 8 Brass Band, Sarah Munro, Mode9, Paul Carrack and Denys Baptiste.
Ian Mann on performances by Monocled Man, Schnellertollermeier, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chick Corea, Chris Potter and Yazz Ahmed.