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Five Way Split - Debut album and UK tour dates.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Five-Way Split feat. Quentin Collins, Rob Barron, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Mátyás Hofecker & Matt Home release their debut album "All The Way" on 17/03/2023, followed by a series of UK tour dates.

We have received the following press release;

Ubuntu Music - All The Way by Five-Way Split featuring Quentin Collins, Rob Barron, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Mátyás Hofecker and Matt Home - out today.


Five-Way Split
Ubuntu Music – UBU129
Album release (CD & digital): Friday 17 March 2023



7 April – Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton

9 May – Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London (album launch)

23 August – Fleece Jazz, Suffolk

23 June – Battersea Jazz Festival

19 September – Fleet Jazz Club

3 October – Jazz at the Oxford, Kentish Town, London

6 October – Bracknell Jazz

7 October – Bear Club, Luton

13 October – Riverside Barn, Walton-Upon-Thames

31 October – Oxford Jazz Society


Five-Way Split is a group of musicians at the top of their game, led by internationally renowned trumpet star Quentin Collins, in-demand pianist Rob Barron and Greek saxophone phenomenon Vasilis Xenopoulos. The virtuosic double bassist Mátyás Hofecker and hard-swinging drummer Matt Home complete the quintet.

Formed in 2020 during the pandemic, Five-Way Split came together to collectively work on their craft by playing repertoire from some of hard bops greats including Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton and Horace Silver. Many hours were spent honing a collective sound of their own which has resulted in a recording of imaginative, original compositions. All The Way features seven original compositions by Barron, Collins and Xenopoulos as well as up-beat interpretations of ‘All The Way’ by J Van Heusen/S Chan and ‘Theme for Ernie’ by Fred Lacey.

Five-Way Split’s vision is to carry on the lineage of groups such as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as well as mirroring the New York contemporary-bop scene. “Five-Way Split is a group born at a time when performance opportunities were scarce, but creative energy was strong,” explains Collins. “We have a shared passion for continuing the lineage of contemporary Bop music.”

All The Way was recorded at Livingston Studios, London on 27th October 2021 by Darren Williams, mixed by Andrew Tulloch (Blue Studio) and mastered by Peter Beckmann (Technology/Works).

Quentin Collins:

Rob Barron:

Vasilis Xenopoulos:

Ubuntu Music:

Ubuntu Music, a division of Ubuntu Management Group, is a progressive recorded music label that is committed to bringing quality, accessible jazz and related music genres to increasingly wider audiences. Our approach includes collaborative efforts with an array of performing artists who have a passion for jazz and who possess unique and diversified talents.

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