“Organ trio” led by French born, London based guitarist and composer Clement Regert. Also featuring Andrew Noble (Hammond, Rhodes) and Sophie Alloway (drums).
Album “Evertthing Changes” (2012) includes guest appearances by Dennis Rollins (trombone), Graeme Flowers (trumpet) and Roberto Manzin (reeds).
Follow up “Organic Riot” (2015) places a greater emphasis on Regert’s writing. Guest include Flowes and Manzin.
"Taken on its own terms the album is a very enjoyable listen with some excellent playing from the core trio and their guests. "
"Wild Card is more than just an organ trio. With its focus on original composition “Organic Riot” represents their most mature recorded statement to date. "
"â€śLife Storiesâ€ť features Wild Card doing what they do best, delivering vibrant, exciting music with the potential to appeal to a wide fan base.Lovers of jazz, funk & soul should all find much to enjoy."
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.