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QOW TRIO, new album and UK tour dates, February - May 2024.

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

QOW TRIO will release their new album "The Hold Up" on Ubuntu Music on 26th January 2024, followed by a series of UK tour dates. Press release attached.

We have received the following press release;

Ubuntu Music - The Hold Up by QOW TRIO - Friday 26 January 2024 & tour dates.


Ubuntu Music – UBU0151
Album release (CD, Digital & Vinyl): Friday 26 January 2024



3/2/24 – Brighton, The Verdict

5/2/24 – Stroud, The Prince Albert

6/2/24 – Leeds, Sela Bar

7/2/24 – Sheffield, The Lescar

8/2/24 – Leicester Jazz

9/2/24 – London, The Vortex (album launch)

12/2/24 – Cheltenham Jazz

14/4/24 – Dublin, Five Lamps Festival

3/5/24 – Derry Jazz Festival

QOW TRIO is a unique multi-generational jazz band featuring award-winning young firebrand saxophonist Riley Stone-Lonergan, storied British Jazz legend Spike Wells on drums, and multi-genre bassist and bandleader Eddie Myer. The trio initially got together through their mutual love of Sonny Rollin’s classic piano-less trios of the 1950s. They soon found themselves expanding their repertoire to explore the rich and varied territory laid out by the great tradition of big-toned tenor players resulting in the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut.


The Hold Up is the trio’s new album featuring compositions by Ellington and Strayhorn, Jackie Mclean, Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk and Big John Patton as well as four original compositions by Stone-Lonergan. “With this second recording, we feel that we have progressed in cohesion and been able to tackle music in an even wider range of styles, says Wells. “Riley’s original compositions have made a huge contribution.”

The recording took place at The Fish Factory following their 2023 tour in Ireland. “We took full advantage of the spacious live room, the band set up together, with no headphones or separation, allowing the music to breathe organically and the interplay to develop in real time,” explains Myer.



Riley Stone-Lonergan:
Riley Stone-Lonergan’s career is driven by the desire to both improvise and hear other people improvise. As well as QOW Trio, Stone-Lonergan co-leads two other projects (Family Band and Tarel/Stone-Lonergan Quartet) and leads his own band in London.


Spike Wells:
Spike Wells has enjoyed an astonishing career, starting in swinging 60s London and playing with everyone from Stan Getz to Roland Kirk to Joe Harriot. He is perhaps best known for his long and close association with two of the greatest British tenor legends, Tubby Hayes and Bobby Wellins.

Eddie Myer:
Eddie Myer is a familiar figure on the Brighton scene performing with alt rock band Turin Brakes, Afro-Cuban outfit Son Guarachando and the Eddie Myer 5tet. He also runs the project New Generation Jazz which helps young artists develop their audiences outside London and introduces young people in Brighton and the South-East to jazz.

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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