Michael Janisch’s Purpose Built Quartet
Quartet seen by Ian at Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny 21/07/2013. Led by bassist and composer Michael Janisch and playing music from his 2009 solo album “Purpose Built” plus inventive arrangements of standards. Also featuring Paul Booth (tenor sax), Femi Temowo (guitar), and Dave Hamblett (drums).
"A quite inspired set peppered with incandescent solos and commendably tight ensemble work."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
"Jazz club take on Bowie transmits all his wistfulness." Guest contributor Marc Edwards enjoys a party night featuring the contrasting styles of vocalists Rebecca Poole and Fleur Stevenson.
Ian Mann witnesses the future of British jazz at the NYJO Jazz Jam and the JazzNewBlood showcase and loses himself in a spectacular Norwegian double bill featuring Sinikka Langeland and Jaga Jazzist.