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
Ian Mann enjoys an evening of original music played by students of the RWCMD in Cardiff with sets from Josh Heaton's Mouth of Words, Skeleton Leaf and the Norman Willmore Quintet.
Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.