It’s been a while since anything got posted on here, so here’s a little update of what’s been happening this winter.
Wild Flower Sextet – Album Release Tour supported by Jazz Services
The Wild Flower Sextet debut album is all set for its February 2015 release and our 13-date tour has been awarded Jazz Services Touring Support, which we’re all thrilled about! Here’s a preview of the tour poster which has just been finalised and sent off to the printers:
The dates are about to go up on the gigs calendar so check to see if we’re coming to anywhere nearby – we are going all over the U.K.
Jiannis Pavlidis / Matt Anderson Duo Record
Jiannis Pavlidis and I were in the studio last weekend with James Hamilton’s New Jazz Records, recording tracks for an online-release duo album which should be coming out around Easter. We’ve also been doing a few gigs with the duo, such as last night at Newcastle’s Jazz Cafe – read a review of this from Russell at Bebop Spoken Here. This project is centred around standards, played in an open, often implied manner inspired by players like Jim Hall, Sonny Rollins and Art Farmer.
Jiannis Pavlidis / Matt Anderson Quartet
Another collaboration with Jiannis has been our new, as-yet-unnamed quartet, where we’ve been focusing on original material. Tim Carter is playing drums here as well as Simon Read on double-bass, and we’ve got our first gig with this line-up at Cafe Lento, Leeds, on the 8th May 2015.