An extension of the Cloudmakers Trio led by Jim Hart (vibes) and featuring Michael Janisch (double bass) and Dave Smith (drums). In 2017 the core trio toured the UK with Antonin-Tri Hoang (alto sax, clarinet) and Hannes Riepler (guitar). As Cloudmakers Five the quintet released the live album “Traveling Pulse” in February 2018.
"A quintet at the height of its creative powers. The way they bounce ideas off each other is consistently thrilling and the individual solos frequently dazzling."
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.