Tuesday, 30 July, 2019

8.30 - 11.00pm
£7 on the door

George Crowley Trio

A new trio from saxophonist and composer George Crowley, featuring BBC New Generation Artist Rob Luft on guitar and award winning drummer Tim Giles. The trio weave their way through colourful material spanning lesser known gems of the tradition alongside Crowley’s originals, with a focus on spontaneous interaction and creative, colourful playing. He can be found playing with bands and musicians such as Melt Yourself Down, Julian Argüelles' Septet, Yazz Ahmed, Red Snapper, the Michael Chillingworth Septet, Rick Simpson's Klämmer and the Olie Brice Quartet featuring Jeff Williams. Outside of the world of jazz and improvised music he has worked with artists such as Boy George and Culture Club and Mount Kimbie. "It’s rugged, clever, crisply played contemporary jazz, from a fine young composer/player who knows where the music has been and where he’s headed with it" - John Fordham, The Guardian on George's 2nd album 'Can of Worms’. "Chattering free jazz-y horn dialogues and surging Afro-Cuban-edged themes gave way to cooler, wormier high-register unisons, with a gospel tinge at times that recalled something of Mingus... the thunderous applause and whoops at the end of the second set was thoroughly deserved." Jazzwise (live review).