Jon Shenoy's Draw By Four
LONDON Rabbit Hole - Now The Hampstead Lounge and Jazz Club
The Duke Of Hamilton, 23-25 New End, Hampstead
2017 has been a busy year for Jon Shenoy's celebrated organ quartet Draw By Four. Following a successful 24-date tour around the UK they will be releasing their first official album Framework at this year's EFG London Jazz Festival.
With a line-up steeped in tradition, Draw By Four take the classic 60s organ quartet into brand new territory where the compositions from leader Jon Shenoy (Ivo Neame Large Ensemble) mix contrapuntal bass lines and rhythmic hooks with thoughtful lyricism. Mixing stark ethereal voices with gritty Hammond boogaloo, organist Will Bartlett (Jim Mullen, Salena Jones) draws on a wide palette of sounds that build the foundation for an infectious mix of groove-based original compositions, enchanting ballads and unique arrangements of avant-pop songs.
The album includes a suite of compositions written in response to paintings by three British painters: Winifred Knights, JMW Turner & Gill Holloway. In the spirit of jazz and innovation, Draw By Four will encourage the audience to enjoy an enhanced visual experience - marrying the works of the above artists with the music.
Jon Shenoy - tenor saxophone
Will Bartlett - organ
Sam Dunn - guitar
Chris Draper - drums
'Dynamic and evocative adventures from soulful and skillful players - a refreshing and groovy band.'
- Chris Cheek (Rudder)
'Shenoy plays with great assurance, power and fluency.'
- Ian Mann (thejazzmann.com)