Quartet led by the young composer and guitarist Dan Messore and featuring Gethin Jones (drums) plus the highly experienced talents of Iain Ballamy(tenor saxophone) and Tim Harries (bass). Their superb eponymous debut album was released by Babel Records in 2012.
Follow up “Fist Full Of Notes” (Babel, 2015) features Messore and Harris plus Trish Clowes (tenor sax) and Martin France (drums). Ballamy guests on two tracks.
Third album “Moment Gone in the Clouds” released on Babel in 2017 featuring Messore, Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Calum Gourlay (double bass) and Tim Giles (drums).
"A remarkably assured début album from this quartet led by the young guitarist and composer Dan Messore and featuring the peerless talents of saxophonist Iain Ballamy."
"This second album explores a wide range of musical, geographical and emotional territory. Dan Messore's song like compositions have the potential to appeal to a broad swathe of adventurous listeners. "
"Another fascinating chapter in the Indigo Kid story with a new line up led by guitarist and composer Dan Messore. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys an evening of original music played by students of the RWCMD in Cardiff with sets from Josh Heaton's Mouth of Words, Skeleton Leaf and the Norman Willmore Quintet.
Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.