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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”.


ARTIST REVIEWS
Hardware
Hardware

""Hardware” reveals this cult Cardiff outfit to be as inventive and irreverent as ever"

4 out of 5

Album Review


Prime
Prime

"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. "

3-5 out of 5

Album Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

New Generation Jazz - ‘Showcase Wales’, Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 10/07/2018.

New Generation Jazz - ‘Showcase Wales’, Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 10/07/2018.

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.


Emulsion Festival VI, Day Two, Gateway Arts & Education Centre, Shrewsbury, 16/06/2018.

Emulsion Festival VI, Day Two, Gateway Arts & Education Centre, Shrewsbury, 16/06/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.


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