BBC triple award winner Tony Kofi joins Chris Biscoe in a celebration of the music of reeds virtuoso Eric Dolphy. The band features music written by Eric Dolphy and tunes from Oliver Nelson, Fats Waller, Monk and Mingus which he recorded. The quartet’s first record, Gone in the Air, was released in June 2008.
CHRIS BISCOE - saxes, alto clarinet and alto flute;
TONY KOFI - saxophones
LARRY BARTLEY – bass; STU BUTTERFIELD – drums
Exploring afresh the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standard material recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond on Blues in Time and Two of a Mind, this new band promises to evoke the spirit of these classic recordings while giving free reign to the personalities of the five musicians.
CHRIS BISCOE - baritone & alto sax; ALLISON NEALE – alto sax;
COLIN OXLEY– guitar; JEREMY BROWN – bass;
STU BUTTERFIELD - drums
JOHN POPE, COREY MWAMBA, MICK BECK, PAT THOMAS,
JOHN EDWARDS, LIAM NOBLE
50 years on, live small group versions of two seminal records from spring 1957 - Miles Ahead by Miles Davis/Gil Evans, and Monk's Music, by Thelonious Monk.
CHRIS BISCOE - alto, baritone and soprano sax; alto clarinet
STEVE FISHWICK – trumpet; KATE WILLIAMS - piano
JULIE WALKINGTON - double bass; TRISTAN MAILLIOT – drums
Compositions by Chris Biscoe, Liam Noble (2007 nominee for Jazz Musician of the Year) and Pete Hurt plus a choice of the finest modern/contemporary jazz material.
CHRIS BISCOE - alto and soprano sax; alto clarinet
PETE HURT– tenor sax; LIAM NOBLE- piano
DAVE WHITFORD- double bass; DAVE WICKINS – drums
Heard enough of the Great American Songbook? Get a fresh perspective with British Standard Time, including songs by Gilbert and Sullivan, Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Anthony Newley and Anon.
CHRIS BISCOE – alto, baritone and soprano sax; alto clarinet
ALAN BARNES - alto and baritone sax, clarinet
JOHN HORLER – piano; DAVE GREEN - double bass; DAVE BARRY – drums
Repertoire includes the music from Mingus’s most influential recording – Mingus Ah-Um.
HENRY LOWTHER - trumpet ; CHRIS BISCOE - saxes & alto clarinet ;
PETE HURT – tenor sax; MALCOLM EARLE SMITH - trombone & voice;
KATE WILLIAMS – piano; LARRY BARTLEY - double bass;
STU BUTTERFIELD – drums
Kate Westbrook, Chris Biscoe & Mike Westbrook have worked together in many Westbrook ensembles since the late 1970's, from the seminal Brass Band to the current New Westbrook Orchestra. They formed the Westbrook Trio in 1982.
KATE WESTBROOK - voice
CHRIS BISCOE- reeds
MIKE WESTBROOK- piano
"Westbrook's disciplined ear for structure ensures that both Kate Westbrook and Biscoe have solid bases on which to develop their improvisations. 'Lunar Eclipse Over Western Australia' shows Biscoe at his most eloquent, recalling Konitz in the way he constructs his solo: note by note, and phrase by phrase."
Hugh Gregory - JAZZ REVIEW
Mercury Award nominee and leader of the innovative jazz string quartet Basquiat Strings, cellist Ben Davis joins Chris Biscoe in original compositions and imaginative re-workings of classic material.