James Kitchman quartet
A recently formed group led by guitarist James Kitchman featuring a cast of London’s finest improvisers: pianist Bruno Heinen (Denys Baptiste); bassist Tom McCredie (Elliot Galvin); and drummer Shane Forbes (Empirical). They play James’ compositions which draw influence from the variety of musical worlds he traverses; from classic jazz, to chamber music, to contemporary folk. Improvisation and empathic listening is at the core of the group’s spirit; conjuring a sound that is at once stark and refreshing. This performance celebrates the release of his debut album ‘First Quartet’ which will be released on Ubuntu Muisc in January.