Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens Quintet
Walter Smith III (tenor sax) and Matthew Stevens (guitar) are the co-leaders of a North American quintet featuring Joel Ross (vibraphone), Harish Raghavan (double bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums). Album “In Common” released on Whirlwind Recordings, October 2019.
"The part composed, part improvised statements of “In Common” speak succinctly and elegantly. The music is full of excellent ideas and some frequently wonderful playing."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Pending his 2019 Cheltenham Jazz Festival gig with John Surman's Brass Project John talks more about his work with Soft Machine & with Surman, Eberhard Weber & others. He also picks his top ten CDs.
In the second part of his interview with guest contributor Trevor Bannister John establishes himself on the 1960s London jazz and session scene and gets the call from Soft Machine.