Young collective trio from Norwich featuring brothers Nick Smart (piano) and Jordan Smart (tenor & soprano saxophones) plus drummer/percussionist Jesse Barrett. Debut album “Animalia” released on Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Records in September 2014. Follow up “Floa”,also on Gondwana, released May 2016.
"A highly accomplished début from a very capable young band who have already established an enviable reputation for the quality and excitement of their live shows."
"Anybody who takes an interest in the more contemporary, rock influenced end of the jazz spectrum should find much to enjoy in Mammal Hands' music."
"An artistic step forward as the group continue to hone their craft and develop their increasingly individual collective sound. In many ways this is music that is beyond categorisation."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
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.
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.