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Mingus Moves Septet

A sextet inspired by the orchestral colour and spontaneous feel of Charles Mingus's small group music.

Growing from workshop sessions in 1995, the band has developed an increasingly individual approach, exploring new directions while continuing to reflect the spirit of his music.


REVIEW:
"Uplifting, exuberant, rousing yet consistently intelligent music: Mingus would undoubtedly have approved." 
(Chris Parker, The Times)

HENRY LOWTHER - trumpet 
CHRIS BISCOE - saxes & alto clarinet
PETE HURT - tenor sax
MALCOLM EARLE SMITH - trombone 
KATE WILLIAMS - piano 
LARRY BARTLEY - double bass 
STU BUTTERFIELD - drums 


The Musicians

HENRY LOWTHER - trumpet. 
One of our most versatile brass players, Henry has credits with Mike Gibbs, Kenny Wheeler, Gil Evans and Tony Coe, and leads "Still Waters",, featuring Julian Arguelles..

CHRIS BISCOE - saxes & alto clarinet 
Has worked with many top jazz composers, including George Russell, Mike Westbrook, Chris McGregor and Hermeto Pascoal, and writes most of the original arrangements for the band.

PETE HURT - tenor sax
One of the UK's most melodic tenor players, Pete has been a long-time partner with Chris Biscoe in George Russell's sax section. He has also toured and recorded with Carla Bley and Stan Sultzmann.

MALCOLM EARLE SMITH - trombone
Currently featured with Digby Fairweather and in his own band. Malcolm has studied with Jimmy Knepper. He is also the band vocalist.

KATE WILLIAMS - piano
A recipient of the John Dankworth Award For Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, she is gaining a distinctive reputation as both a writer and performer. She has released four CDs, each one to critical acclaim.

LARRY BARTLEY- double bass
A leading light of the contemporary jazz scene, featured with the bands of Byron Wallen, Ingrid Laubrock and Jason Yarde.

STU BUTTERFIELD - drums
A founder member of the "Changes" Trio with Veryan Weston, Stu has been working with Dick Heckstall Smith, Harry Beckett and Lol Coxhill.

 

Since 1997 Mingus Moves has built a national reputation through club and concert appearances.

See the Diary page for details of forthcoming performances.



FOR BOOKINGS OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 
Chris Biscoe: email: biscoechris (at) waitrose (dot) com

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