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.
"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."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys the final day of the Festival and performances by Flying Machines, the Monty Alexander Trio and Bill Laurance and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer.
Ian Mann on a diverse day of musical performances including those of Ranjana Ghatak, Hilde Marie Holsen, Ivo Neame / Pete Wareham Duo, Trish Clowes' My Iris and the Avishai Cohen Trio.