Group led by Danish born, London based pianist and composer Esben Tjalve and featuring Rory Simmons (trumpet), Christoffer Appel (alto & baritone sax), Hannes Riepler (guitar), Jasper Hoiby (double bass) and Jon Scott (drums).Eponymous debut album released on the F-ire Presents label 2012. Second album “Theory Of Colours” released on Jellymould Jazz in 2019 by a new line up featuring Tjalve, Hoiby and Riepler plus Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet), Ross Hughes (bass clarinet) and Tim Giles (drums).
"Pleasingly melodic but also deeply rhythmic, easily digestible yet subtly challenging, and just full of good ideas allied to exemplary playing. "
"“Theory of Colours” is the sound of a band expanding its horizons. The overall approach remains unfailingly melodic and the compositions are highly evocative and have a strong pictorial quality."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Led Bib, Asha Parkinson, Tara Cunningham. Isobella Burnham and Eddie Gomez.
"Super Saturday". Ian Mann visits five different venues for performances by Daylight Music, Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Jean Toussaint Sextet, Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra and Ben Williams & Sound Effect