The Heavy Quartet
Heavy Quartet has never had four members. Formed in 1983 by saxophonist Rob Smith and drummer Jess Phillips the group has had a floating membership but the line up has usually comprised of eight or more members. In 2015 the group released its thirteenth album, “Prime”.
""Hardware” reveals this cult Cardiff outfit to be as inventive and irreverent as ever"
"An album that embraces a variety of musical styles and combines humour with some excellent musicianship to create a distinctive sound that is very much the group's own. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Purdyâ€™s Pop-Up Jazz Club w Rebecca Poole & Fleur Stevenson, HAODS Studio, Henley on Thames, 03/02/
"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.