Dave Manington’s Riff Raff
London based sextet led by double bassist and composer Dave Manington and featuring Brigitte Bereha (vocals), Ivo Neame (piano, keyboards, accordion), Tom Challenger (tenor sax) Rob Updegraff (guitar) and Tim Giles (drums/percussion).
Album “Hullabaloo” released in 2012 on Loop Records.
"Inventive, forward looking jazz that subtly pushes the envelope whilst remaining thoroughly accessible to the listener. "
"Sometimes simple, sometimes complex, often playful but always interesting this is a well crafted selection of original songs and compositions that are superbly realised by Manington and his team."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Pending his 2019 Cheltenham Jazz Festival gig with John Surman's Brass Project John talks more about his work with Soft Machine & with Surman, Eberhard Weber & others. He also picks his top ten CDs.
In the second part of his interview with guest contributor Trevor Bannister John establishes himself on the 1960s London jazz and session scene and gets the call from Soft Machine.