Alex Bonney Quartet & Samuel Eagles' SPIRIT
LONDON Ram Jam Club Kingston
46 Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames,
Alex Bonney leads a quartet that nods its head to the innovators of free jazz, whilst saxophonist Eagles plays the music from his assured first Whirlwind CD Ask, Seek. Knock.
Alex Bonney's quartet play original compositions with plenty of space for collective improvising with a nod to the American and European legends of free jazz. The band members are some of London's most in demand improvisers. They have recently released an album entitled 'Halda Ema' on Loop records.
'It is so rare now to hear music of this fine transparency and that brave daring so gently expressed that points you Cherrywards, back to the birth of free jazz even if by no means is this a tribute band, and more importantly forward to unnavigated jazz futures that Cherry ever the pioneer was always about....Bonney is fast becoming one of the more involving avant trumpeters of his generation' - Marlbank
Samuel Eagles Spirit-
Increasingly incandescent across the London Jazz, funk and world music scenes, alto saxophonist and composer Samuel Eagles announces his debut Whirlwind release Ask Seek Knock with his band, SPIRIT (saxophonist Duncan Eagles, pianist Sam Leak, vibraphonist Ralph Wyld, double bassist Max Luthert and drummer Dave Hamblett), breathing life into eight, expansive, original compositions. Eagles' solo debut of 2014, Next Beginning, plus subsequent appearances on studio recordings with other artists, provided the swift impetus to a professional career which had its roots set at the Royal Academy of Music and then nurtured at Trinity College of Music. This afternoon Sam will be performing the music from his critically acclaimed new album.
'His assurance and inventiveness are impressive.' (Guardian)