Tori Freestone Trio, UK tour, January / February / March 2014.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Tori Freestone Trio
The above band has received a Jazz Services National Touring Support Scheme grant for their new tour.
Tori Freestone – Saxophones
Tim Giles – Drums
Dave Manington – Double Bass
Saxophonist Tori Freestone has made a name for herself in a number of bands, turning several critics’ heads as co-leader of Compassionate Dictatorship and contributing significantly to the groups of Ivo Neame, Rory Simmons (Fringe Magnetic) and Andy Sheppard, amongst others. Recently signed to the prestigious Whirlwind Recordings label, with her own trio Freestone is in her element, with plenty of room to explore both the melodic and rhythmic possibilities afforded her by such a pared down, and notably chord-less set-up.
Her “robust tenor work” (Jazzwise) is well suited to both the standards and originals in the group’s repertoire, and the sense of balance between the three musicians is highly impressive. Giles and Manington play off each other wonderfully, as well as playfully responding to Freestone’s melodies, and while nothing overly dominates each member is given space that is theirs to fill (or not) as best fits the moment. It’s a subtle but winning combination and Freestone directs it with great confidence.
“Tori Freestone has a warm and open tone, her playing is melodic and innovative. Exploring the full range of the saxophone, Freestone effortlessly switches between fiery and haunting melodies.” - AllAboutJazz
“a combination of her drive and that rare ability of seeming to speak through the instrument and control every syllable…beautifully balanced, inventive and quietly complex delivery” – LondonJazzNews
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