Sextet specialising in taking traditional Welsh folk tunes and arranging them in a jazz context. Three albums released to date “Alawon” (2007) ,“Caniadau” (2012) and “Llef” (2016).
The current line up is Tomos Williams (trumpet, flugelhorn), Daniel Williams (tenor sax), Dave Jones (piano), Aidan Thorne (bass), Mark O’Connor (drums) and Ceri Rhys Matthews (wooden flute, pipes).
"An impressive piece of work with some excellent playing from all six members of what is effectively a Welsh “supergroup”. Jazz/folk fusions don't always work but on the whole this succeeds brilliantly"
"The band's approach sounds as fresh and inventive as ever. â€śLlefâ€ť is a worthy addition to the Burum catalogue."
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.