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 is educated and entertained by the first date of a tour celebrating the life and music of trumpeter Dizzy Reece performed by pianist Trevor Watkis and a stellar international quintet.
Ian Mann enjoys the final day of the Festival and performances by Flying Machines, the Monty Alexander Trio and Bill Laurance and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer.