The meeting of Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stańko – a seminal figure in European jazz since the 1960s – and the cutting-edge New York trio of stellar pianist David Virelles, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gerald Cleaver, produces music that combines darkly atmospheric soundscapes and surging bursts of rhythm, re-visiting London following the release of a brand new ECM recording, December Avenue.
‘Brilliant chemistry’ (Downbeat)
Saxophonist Duncan Eagles pilots his ever-evolving band Partikel through its most successful year so far, with extensive touring and a fourth and most ambitious album to date, playing ‘brave and imaginative compositions enhanced by bravura performance’ (All About Jazz). Since their recording debut in 2012, Partikel’s sound has climbed to new heights – their latest project Counteraction sees the core acoustic trio enhanced by subtle electronic shades and the textures of *Ant Law*’s guitar.
‘A continuous musical narrative with many detours exceeding all expectation’ (JazzTheTik ★★★★★)
‘One of the most pro-active and forward thinking units on the UK scene today’ (Jazz Views)