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Forebrace

Quartet led by clarinettist and composer Alex Ward and featuring Roberto Sassi (electric guitar), Santiago Horro (electric bass) and Jem Doulton (drums). Blurring the boundaries between written and improvised music the quartet have released two albums, the studio recording “Bad Folds” (2014) and the live set “Steeped” (2016).


ARTIST REVIEWS
Steeped
Steeped

"With the help of a very able team Alex Ward again confirms his status as both a composer of substance and an inspired improviser. "

4-5 out of 5

Album Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 05/05/2019.

Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 05/05/2019.

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.


Saturday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 04/05/2019.

Saturday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 04/05/2019.

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.


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