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, follow up “Internationally Recognised Aliens” in 2013. Steve Swallow has since been replaced by former Pat Metheny Group bassist Steve Rodby.
"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."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann's reflections on the sudden and tragic passing of the great British jazz pianist, composer and educator John Taylor.
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Lee Gibson & The Capital City Jazz Orchestra, Dave Jones Quartet, The Session, Steve Waterman Quartet and Hamish Stuart Octet.