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NEWS: FESTIVAL

First Names For Brecon Jazz 30th Pay Tribute To Origins

First Names For Brecon Jazz 30th Pay Tribute To Origins

Brecon Jazz 2014 is the 30th anniversary year of the world-famous festival, and in tribute, the organizer Orchard has announced the first few names for August 8-10, with appearances by trumpeter Warren Vaché and renowned local band Mike Harries and the Root Doctors who both played at the first ever Brecon Jazz in 1984, a reunited ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Impossible Gentlemen: Internationally Recognisable Aliens

Read "Internationally Recognisable Aliens" reviewed by John Kelman

When you come out of the gate as strongly as The Impossible Gentlemen (Basho, 2011), you create a pretty high set of expectations for the follow-up. Of course, when it's a quartet of musicians this accomplished--a transatlantic, trans-generational group consisting of a living legend (bassist Steve Swallow), a less-known but equally active American cohort (drummer Adam ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Brecon Jazz 2013 Hosts Best Of Contemporary Jazz

Brecon Jazz 2013 Hosts Best  Of Contemporary Jazz

The stunning Brecon Beacons in the heart of Wales will resonate to the sound of some of the very best in contemporary jazz as Brecon Jazz returns on the weekend of the 9th-11th August with a stellar line-up to suit a broad range of tastes. Saxophonist Courtney Pine presents his House of Legends band at the Market ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Huw Warren: Brecon Jazz Artist-in-Residence

Huw Warren: Brecon Jazz Artist-in-Residence

Back for his second year as artist-in-residence at Brecon Jazz is innovative Welsh musician and composer Huw Warren who performs in one of the stand-out festival concerts with his highly acclaimed ensemble Quercus, along with some interesting international collaborations. Quercus play the Chapter Stage at Brecon Cathedral on the festival Sunday, bringing together three of the UK’s ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Impossible Gentlemen (Simcock, Walker, Swallow, and Nussbaum) Announce US Release of New Recording.

The Impossible Gentlemen (Simcock, Walker, Swallow, and Nussbaum) Announce US Release of New Recording.

"the quartet, fulfilled all its promise - and then some. Walker's contribution to this ensemble was nothing short of sensational, through plenty of quiet, but compellingly lyrical music, as well as some post-bop gallops and a spectacular roaring blues. Simcock set the improv bar early on with a surging, McCoy Tyner-like solo on his own convoluted-bop ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Impossible Gentlemen: The Impossible Gentlemen

Read "The Impossible Gentlemen" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Allora: ci sono dischi dei quali si potrebbe o dovrebbe (?) scrivere pagine e altri no. Questo è uno di quelli sul quale si dovrebbe scrivere molto. Perché è un disco di una sorta di super-gruppo del jazz moderno, composto democraticamente da due americani e due britannici di “alte sfere". Perché un disco così esce ormai di rado ...

Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum: The Impossible Gentlemen

Read "Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum: The Impossible Gentlemen" reviewed by Chris May

The Impossible Gentlemen

The Impossible Gentlemen

Basho Records

2011

You may not have heard of The Impossible Gentlemen, for this is the group's first album, and you may not have heard of one of its two chief protagonists, as he has chosen to spend most of his career away from ...