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 on a memorable night of film & live music with a screening of the celebrated jazz documentary "A Great Day in Harlem" followed by a live performance by trumpeter Bruce Adams and his quartet.
Ian Mann enjoys the first two releases on multi-reed player, composer and improviser Tom Ward's Madwort micro-label.