The trio of Bassist/composer Larry Bartley, pianist Bruno Heinen, and drummer Rod Youngs have since performed throughout the UK and Europe. Their repertoire consists of a mixture of original compositions written by each member of the band.
"Excellent Bassist, with a distinct Mingus-like drive to his propulsive bass lines" ___ Time Out
"You can understand why Bartley is so much in demand on the london Jazz scene." ___ BBC
"Supple, sensitive and full of detail."___ Financial Times
Bruno Heinen - "Erudition, eclectic studies and a jazz sensibility make Heinen the kind of newcomer who repositions the goalposts."___ John Fordham, Guardian
Rod Youngs - "supremely subtle and melodic . . dynamic and powerful"___ Music OMH magazine
Tony Kofi - "passionate . . superb . . heartfelt" ___ The Guardian
"There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi ___ Jazzwise
Plus tonight, and preceding the main concert, pianist Andrew McCormack will give a short 45 minute solo performance commencing at 8.30pm
Andrew McCormack has been at the forefront of British jazz since he recorded his debut album Telescope on Dune Records in 2006. He was awarded BBC Jazz Awards Rising Star in the same year. Andrew has gained international recognition since joining the Kyle Eastwood quintet in 2007. The London Symphony Orchestra commissioned a composition ('Incentive') for a Barbican Centre concert in 2009 as part of their Panufnik Young Composers Scheme. Andrew's second album, Live in London, was released by Edition in 2012 followed by First Light in 2014 with Andrew's trio featuring drummer Colin Stranahan and bassist Zach Lober. Andrew has performed and recorded three critically acclaimed albums (MY Duo, Places & Other Spaces and Juntos) with saxophonist Jason Yarde. The Calling is the latest release by Andrew McCormack. Written for his band Graviton, the album features leading British musicians Noemi Nuti on vocals, Josh Arcoleo on tenor saxophone, Tom Herbert on electric bass and Joshua Blackmore on drums.
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