Quintet led by baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts featuring musicians from the London, Manchester and Leeds jazz scenes. The line up includes Sam Andreae (tenor sax), Anton Hunter (guitar), Set Bennett (bass) and Johnny Hunter (drums). Debut album “Triptych” released May 2016, follow up “Shapeshifters” in June 2017. Third studio album “A Glorious Monster” released June 2018. Fourth studio album “Dismantle Yourself” released September 2019.
"Sloth Racket are far from slothful - the music never stays in one place for too long, it is consistently evolving and developing with a good balance between form and freedom."
"This is a group that is willing to stretch itself and take musical risks. Distinctive and highly creative music that explores the intriguing hinterland between the written and the spontaneous."
"An impressive document in its own right, full of an exploratory, vibrant, creative energy and capturing Sloth Racket at their inimitable best."
"An album that is simultaneously the quintet’s most experimental and most cohesive."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
The final day of the Festival and performances from Tango Jazz Quartet, Renewal Choir and Claire Victoria Duo.
Ian Mann on live performances by the Alex Goodyear Bop Septet, Chube with Dennis Rollins, and the Sarah Gillespie Sextet, plus a screening of the Chet Baker biopic "Born To Be Blue".