The Impossible Gentlemen
Anglo/American group featuring the Brit pairing of Mike Walker (guitar) and Gwilym Simcock (piano) with the American rhythm section of Steve Swallow (electric bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums). Eponymous debut album released on Basho Records in 2011, followed by “Internationally Recognised Aliens” in 2013. Steve Swallow has since been replaced by former Pat Metheny Group bassist Steve Rodby who appears alongside new recruit Iain Dixon (reeds) on 2016’s “Let’s Get Deluxe” (Basho ).
"At last, a super-group that works. “The Impossible Gentlemen” is an exceptional album, one that combines accessibility and melodic sensibility with a high degree of musical sophistication."
"The playing by this all star quartet was as sharp as their suits."
"It's the sheer quality of the playing and the writing that makes The Impossible Gentlemen such a great band and so much more than an all star jam."
"Their second album builds upon the success of its acclaimed predecessor. Another triumph for The Impossible Gentlemen."
"A superb evening of music delivered by a refreshingly humble but totally brilliant band."
"A triumphant return to Wolverhampton for The Impossible Gentlemen. The quality of the new material plus the skill of the playing will ensure that their third album will be very keenly anticipated."
"â€śLet's Get Deluxeâ€ť, with its highly melodic, but consistently interesting writing and arranging, sees the new look Impossible Gentlemen making remarkable progress."
"The writing and playing is of the highest standard, sophisticated but accessible, intelligent and adventurous, but above all, fun. Photography by Bob Meyrick."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
‘Jazz Alley + Boogie Party’, Sunday @ Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Market Hall, Abergavenny, 04/09/2016.
Ian Mann on the final day of the 2016 Wall2Wall Jazz Festival featuring performances by KoGo Project, The Singing Club, Baraka and the Red Stripe Band.
Ian Mann enjoys a day of 'Wall2Wall' jazz with nine different performances including five ticketed concert events.