Saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Aaron Parks front a stellar quartet completed by a rhythm section powered by drummer Eric Harland and bassist Matt Penman – a real contender for the jazz supergroup of today. Their recent Nonesuch album, City Folk, combines fluent contemporary bop soloing and compelling improvisations around pop-like tunes, country ballads and some European folk mutations to enthralling effect.
‘Ten beautifully crafted miniatures that rock with rhythm while holding virtuosity in check.’ (★★★★★ Financial Times)
Partisans open the show – a quartet co-led by Phil Robson and Julian Siegel, with their line-up completed by Thaddeus Kelly and Gene Calderazzo. The band are known for their ferociously energetic performances, bridging the gap between New York swing, European improv and UK rock.