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 Steve Swallow has since been replaced by former Pat Metheny Group bassist Steve Rodby who appears alongside new recruit Iain Dixon (reeds) on 2016’s “Let’s Get Deluxe” (Basho ).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."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
The final day of the Weekend and performances by Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers, Lieko Quintet, Bahla, Brownfield Byrne with guest Trish Clowes and Celtic Jazz Sounds. Photography by Bob Meyrick.
Ian Mann on Day 2 of the weekend and performances by Dowally, GSD Ensemble, Trefor Owen, Asterope, Caravela, Tina May, Nerija and Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio. Photography by Bob Meyrick.