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by Chris May
A rugged modal-based spiritual-jazz blowing session from the trumpeter Nick Walters, who has one foot in the underground London scene which is shaking up British jazz, and another in his home city, Manchester. Walters is a member of two Manchester bands, Riot Jazz Brass Band and Beats & Pieces Big Band, and leads the London-based Paradox Ensemble. Active Imagination's releasing label, 22a, founded by the flautist / saxophonist Ed Cawthorne (aka Tenderlonious) is a high-profile cog in the London scene. ...read more