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The Jeremy Lyons Ensemble: The Promise Of Happiness

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Saxophonist Jeremy Lyons took a degree in jazz studies from Leeds College of Music, later decamping to London where he undertook further study at Middlesex University and subsequently forming his own quartet and trio with fellow Middlesex alumni Hans Koller and Dave Whitford. He now leads his own London-based quartet, playing original charts and lesser-known modern standards, with Ben McDonnell on guitar, Vicky Tilson on double bass and Buster Birch on drums. This quartet recorded his 2013 debut album Vestige, ...

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Jeremy Lyons: Vestige

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It's been a good year for Jeremy Lyons. In March, the Belfast tenor saxophonist's dectet opened the Brilliant Corners 2014 jazz festival with a resounding set before an enthusiastic home audience. Here, stripped back to the more intimate surroundings of a quartet, Lyons' debut as leader brings together seasoned pros from the UK jazz scene on a set of his original compositions that are straight ahead in conception. The rhythm section of bassist Vicky Tilson and drummer Buster Birch is ...


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