Julian Siegel Quartet
Quartet led bt multi reed player Julia Siegel of the group Partisans.The current edition features pianist Liam Noble, bassist Oli Hayhurst and Partisans drummer Gene Calderazzo. Their 2011 album “Urban Theme Park” looks set to be one of the best releases of the year. Follow up “Vista” released February 2018 to similar acclaim.
"An instant classic which, if there's any justice, should come to be regarded as a landmark album in British jazz."
"An excellent evening of complex, intelligent but ultimately thrilling music. "
"A musical roller coaster ride from the "Urban Theme Park.". "
"The album again highlights Siegel’s abilities as both a musician and a composer and he is once again supported by an excellent hand picked band. "
"State of the art contemporary jazz performed by a hugely talented and very well balanced quartet that is completely on top of its game, individually and collectively."
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.