Madwort first two releases reviewed on freejazzblog

“the album blossoms with humor and bite”

“the players embrace the openness of the lineup’s sound, with the inherent airiness buoyed by syncopated rhythms, counter melodies, and daring improvisation”

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Spinningwork @ Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2021

Very excited at one of my first gig announcements for a while…!

This great quartet began rehearsing during lockdown using low-latency audio software JackTrip, with compositions by all the members:

Cath Roberts (Baritone Saxophone)
Tom Ward (Alto Saxophone)
Olie Brice (Double Bass)
Johnny Hunter (Drums)

Saturday 25th September
Doors: 8.00pm (Music Starts: 8.30pm)
Newcastle Arts Centre (The Black Swan Venue Space)

Spinningwork @ Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2021 tickets

Bebop Spoken Here Review

Gig round-up Autumn/Winter 2014

It’s been a busy but fun couple of months! The recent highlight was probably playing at the Clore Ballroom as part of the London Jazz Festival with Cath Roberts’ Quadraceratops, recorded for broadcast on Jazz on 3. Here I am at the gig fiddling with my reed…:

Also really fun was travelling around Scotland with Philip Clouts (brief LondonJazz review) – nice to play with Tim Fairhall in the traditional roles that our respective instruments take & also to explore some (small bits of) wilderness:
dunottar coastline

And also engineering/taking photos for the Deemer recording session:


Madwort’s Menagerie at the Vortex – Review

We had a wonderful time playing the new Menagerie charts to a packed & receptive Vortex audience!

Also, Alya Al-Sultani was there who reviewed the gig for LondonJazz. She said:

“Overall thought-provoking, entertaining with clever instrumentation and the beginning of something utterly unique.”