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 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.