London based quartet led by the young pianist and composer Sam Leak. Also featuring James Allsopp (reeds), Calum Gourlay (double bass) and Josh Blackmore (drums). Eponymous debut album released on Babel Records in July 2011. Second album “Places” (Jellymould Jazz) released March 2013.
"A highly mature début with the focus very much on the writing. This album shows considerable promise."
""Places" builds on the melodic strengths of their first album with a stronger set of themes and a crisper production. Aquarium continue to show clear signs of artistic development. "
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.