by Chris May
A gorgeously lyrical tenor saxophonist, Adam Bishop has emerged from the sideman shadows with the most assured and compelling British jazz album to be released so far this year. He's in the company of three other young London tyros: vibraphonist Jim Hart, bassist Larry Bartley and drummer Shaney Forbes. On Sanctuary the quartet play supple, melodically vibrant jazz with a spiky modern edge. It's a hugely enjoyable mix, and one with considerable depth.
Starting out as a straight-ahead bop player, ...read more