STAN SULZMANN saxophone
KIT DOWNES piano
JIM HART vibes / marimba
TIM GILES drums
You could describe Catch Me as chamber jazz but that wouldn’t really do it justice. If those words suggest to you the spirited use of counterpoint and dynamic interplay, then listen to Kit Downes’ duet with Tim Giles on Stan Sulzmann’s Nepapanees. Did ‘chamber jazz’ ever sound that down-home or funky? Or listen to Jim Hart’s delightful, melancholy rubato ballad, The Last Of The Leaves, and hear how Hart’s vibes and Giles’ drums connect in such amazing, yet subtle patterns.
All compositions by Stan Sulzmann, Kit Downes, Jim Hart & Tim Giles
“The Quartet’s use of counterpoint, its rhythmic flexibility, imaginative interplay and lyrical and inventive soloing combine improvisation with a scrupulous attention to detail without compromising the organic development of each performance”. IRISH TIMES *****
Ivo Neame, Mark Lockheart, John Turville Trio, Steve Hobbs Quartet
Many different feelings on these recordings. Beautiful space and exciting builds. The improvising sounds totally in the moment and the tunes are so well crafted. A real pleasure to listen to. Theydon Bois
Yet another very delicious ride on the adventure that is Phronesis. Complex without losing musicality.
Only downside on this is the production has a rather irritating level boost at the quiet end of the tracks. Peter Jones