Roger Beaujolais - Vibraphone, Al Swainger on electric & double bass & Alessandro Pivi on drums.
Admired and respected, vibraphonist and composer Roger Beaujolais
started his professional career in the 1980's as a founding member ofThe Chevalier Brothers. Since buying his first vibraphone, over 40
years ago, Roger has worked with an abundance of high profile names in the music industry, these include: Robert Plant, Roni Size, Paul Weller, Morrissey, Kirsty MacColl, Alexander O'Neal, Tony Allen, Ed Motta, Rumer, Duffy, Neneh Cherry, Shola Ama, Colin Vearncombe, Alison Limerick, Fairground Attraction, Guy Chambers and Graham Coxon.
An impressive resume alone, however Roger has also
carved out a prolific career as a bandleader and composer, recording his own albums since the 1990's. His initial four albums were released on Acid Jazz Records, under the names Vibraphonic and The Beaujolais Band. Following the success of these albums, which included a Number 1 in America with 'Can't Get Enough' for Vibraphonic, Roger started releasing albums on
his own label, StayTuned Records, in 1999. With an emphasis on creating acoustic music on an acoustic vibraphone.
In recent years, quartet albums, 'Mind The Gap' in 2013 and 'Sunset' in 2017 have comprised of an ever-increasing number of compositions by
Roger Beaujolais. Rogers current release 'Barba Lunga' is his first release as a trio and includes 9 out of 11 of his own compositions
plus a version of Jimi Hendrix's 'The Wind Cries Mary'.
'An essential player on Britain's jazz scene, his technique on the
vibraphone is masterly. A highly imaginative leader.' - The Observer
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