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 the final day of the Festival, and performances by Ross Stanley, Karen Sharp, Stochelo Rosenberg, Rory Ingham and the Celtic Jazz Quartet. Photography by Bob Meyrick.
Ian Mann on the second day of the Festival and performances by the Pysz/Cousins/Gardiner Trio, Alice Leggett, Gareth Roberts, Barbara Dennerlein and Scott Hamilton. Photography by Bob Meyrick.