LONDON Inventions and Dimensions @ Ram Jam Records
The initials cover pianist Tom Millar and bassist Dave Jones, leading a group that features Gareth Lockrane (flute), Duncan Eagles (saxophone), guitarist Stefanos Tsourelis and drummer Dave Storey.
Award-winning pianist and composer Tom Millar released his debut album Unnatural Events last year on Spark! label. He has played around the UK and in Switzerland, Malta, Denmark, Qatar and Dubai, where he played for the opening of Quincy Jones' first jazz club.
Bassist Dave Jones’s writing has been described as “… sophisticated and nuanced … just when you think you know where he’s going, there is a change of texture or tempo, you do find yourself in an unexpected place and …. it’s beautiful!! … “ London Jazz News. In recent years his playing has placed him alongside musicians Steve Gadd, Keith Carlock, Ronnie Scott’s Soul and Jazz Orchestra.
Gareth Lockrane is the UK’s premier jazz flautist, a prolific and versatile musician who makes regular sideman appearances as well as leading his own small groups plus his acclaimed contemporary big band.
Duncan Eagles is one of the UK’s most promising and aspiring young saxophone players with a string of successful CD’s and sideman credits to his name, he leads the group Partikel and 2018 will see the release of his first CD under his own name.
Stefanos Tsourelis is a unique guitarist who seamlessly blends and intertwines a huge range of styles from his traditional Greek influences through jazz to blues and rock. He has recently released his debut CD ‘Native Speaker' which also features bassist Dave Jones.
The wonderful Dave Storey on drums who completes the line up performs regularly with Tom Millar and some of the very best young jazz musicians in the UK.
‘ Beautifully articulated piano lines … Millar’s percussive composition 'Rain in Rio' [was] an audience favourite. ’
‘ Saxophonist Duncan Eagles holds the stage with his attractively dry tone, sharpness and the urgent ferocity of his tenor improvising. ’
‘ The formidable Lockrane .. a stunning display of sharp-accented runs, earthy whoops and constantly refreshed melodic ideas. ’