Bad Ass Brass - SOLD OUT
21 Nov 2015
LONDON Spice of Life
6 Moor Street
In its third outing of 2015, the Tom Harrison Quintet will be exploring the music of the unsung hero of alto saxophone Sonny Fortune, as well as lesser known tunes from the hard bop repertoire. Featuring prominently in the group is internationally renowned trumpeter Quentin Collins.
Described by MOJO magazine as 'a trumpeter whose style is a sizzling update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach', Quentin's performance credits range from Prince to Gregory Porter, as well as highly regarded jazz instrumentalists such as Will Vinson and Joel Frahm. Also appearing will be veteran virtuoso pianist and Steinway endorsee Robert Mitchell, as well as rising stars Dave Hamblett and Conor Chaplin.
Tom Harrison has performed or recorded with a host of internationally recognised jazz musicians in 12 countries, including Terell Stafford, Jason Rebello, Cleveland Watkiss, Michael Buckley and Jean Toussaint, as well as commercial artists such as Heather Small, M-People and The Fall. His debut album DAGDA was well received by the media, described as 'impressive' by Jazzwise and 'a strong calling card' by All About Jazz. The album was launched with a 22-date UK tour, featuring a series of guest tenor saxophonists including Jean Toussaint and Paul Booth.
'Harrison invests his playing with a mature sensibility...fearsomely excellent musicianship' (Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz)
'Combining simplicity of melody with sophisticated detail and hints of Traneish spirituality...Harrison is one to watch' (Dave Foxall, Jazz Journal)
Tom Harrison - alto saxophone, Quentin Collins - trumpet, Robert Mitchell - piano, Conor Chaplin - bass, Dave Hamblett - drums
Visit Tom Harrison's official website here.
Read Tom Harrison's interview with Marty Khan, Sonny Fortune's manager, for Jazzwise magazine here.