Matt Anderson - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
John Turville - Piano
Will Harris - Double-Bass
Mark Whitlam - Drums
London-based saxophonist and award-winning composer Matt Anderson presents a new quartet touring their forthcoming release, 'Rambling,' on Jellymould Jazz. The band seeks to bring together seemingly distinct musical influences, for example exploring the common ground between the folk music reminiscent of Matt's rural upbringing in the North Yorkshire Moors, the bluesy, country strains of Bill Frisell and Scandinavian jazz, culminating in a lyrical and honest Afro-Celtic sound world.
Although made up of talented band-leaders, the sum of this group is greater than its individual parts, and playing intensively together during studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London, has created a playfully interactive band sound. They have performed across the UK as well as representing the Academy as finalists at the Keep an Eye International Jazz Competition at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis. The new album follows Matt's first album, Wild Flower, which was described by Selwyn Harris of Jazzwise as "their own unique stamp on Shorter's very personal repertoire... of a quality that resonates with its inspirational source... Enjoyably un-pretentious."