John Pope Quintet @ Fizzle – Review

https://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/bianco-brackenbury-john-pope-quintet-fizzle-centrala-minerva-works-birmingham-07-11-2021

“It was a tribute to Ward’s skills that he fitted in seamlessly, playing flawlessly during the ensemble sections and also impressing as a creative soloist on both alto sax and bass clarinet.”

“astonishingly nimble bass clarinet solo from the admirable Ward”

“Ward’s alto excursion combined fluency with incisiveness,”

“Ward delivered a blistering alto solo”

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A lovely time was had by all

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

New Dark Art

Great to see this live recording emerge!