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Tom Bancroft's In Common: Love & Stillness

Read "Love & Stillness" reviewed by Roger Farbey


A qualified medical doctor and highly experienced jazz musician, Tom Bancroft is co-leader of the bass-less Trio AAB and leads the big band Orchestro Interrupto. He studied drums with Jo Morello, Joey Baron, and Andrew Cyrille, and has played with a host of renowned jazz stars including Sun Ra, Charlie Mariano, Oliver Lake, and Sheila Jordan. In addition to his percussive prowess, Bancroft studied music in Africa and India, so he is uniquely equipped to compose the type of hybrid ...

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The Tom Bancroft Orchestra: Pieology

Read "Pieology" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Tom Bancroft’s six–year–old orchestra from Scotland has been described as “the most adventurous contemporary big band in the UK,” a statement that will go unchallenged here. I have no degree in Pieology, but after appraising Bancroft’s debut recording (covering those six years) on the new Caber Music label, I’d guess that it must have something to do with slicing big–band Jazz into as many pieces as one can, tossing them into a blender and awaiting the outcome — which, in ...


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