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. âLlefâ is a worthy addition to the Burum catalogue."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Guest contributor Trevor Bannister previews a performance of saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart's "Days On Earth" suite at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Arts Centre, Bracknell on 27/09/2019.
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.