The Sirkis / Bialas International Quartet
A new quartet led by Israeli born, London based drummer and composer Asaf Sirkis and the Polish vocalist and songwriter Sylwia Bialas. The group is completed by Frank Harrison (piano, keyboards) and Patrick Bettison (electric bass, chromatic harmonica). Debut album “Come To Me” recorded in 2014.
"Immaculately sung and played and the writing contains plenty of good ideas. "
"There was a real sense of adventure about the way they stretched out on this material, a quality that applied to singer Bialas' performance too."
"A huge variety of vocal and instrumental sounds and a similarly broad range of musical styles and influences with superb performances from all four musicians."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.