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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

EFG London Jazz Festival, Sunday November 19th 2017.

EFG London Jazz Festival, Sunday November 19th 2017.

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.


EFG London Jazz Festival, Saturday November 18th 2017.

EFG London Jazz Festival, Saturday November 18th 2017.

Eclectic, Iklectik, Elektrik - Ian Mann on the penultimate day of the EFG London Jazz Festival.


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