Highly interactive young piano trio from Manchester featuring Chris Illingworth (piano), Grant Russell ( bass) and Rob Turner (drums). Debut album “Fanfares” released November 2012 on Manchester trumpeter and DJ Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana label. The trio have already attracted a cult following for their energetic live performances.
Grant Russell replaced by Nick Blacka for the trio’s second album “v2.0” (Gondwana Records, March 2014).
"A remarkably interactive trio with each member playing a key role.“Fanfares” exhibits enormous promise. There are some strong tunes here and the playing is assured and confident throughout."
""v2.0"sounds like a real "band" album with a more clearly defined sound and a strong group identity that expresses a unified attitude and sense of purpose. This is a band to watch. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
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.
Ian Mann on a diverse day of musical performances including those of Ranjana Ghatak, Hilde Marie Holsen, Ivo Neame / Pete Wareham Duo, Trish Clowes' My Iris and the Avishai Cohen Trio.