STAN SULZMANN saxophone
KIT DOWNES piano / hammond organ
JIM HART vibes
TIM GILES drums
Subjekt is the new album by the Neon Quartet and second for Edition Records. Their music is rich in colour, rhythmically robust and melodically persuasive bursting with texture, nuances and interplay. Neon Quartet is made up of four extraordinary musicians equipped with strong personalities and individual sounds but it’s when the four play together that the magic really happens.
Led by legendary British saxophonist Stan Sulzmann, this bass-less quartet combine values of experience with the freshness and vitality of youth. Featuring three of the most talked about and in demand players of their generation including Kit Downes, Jim Hart and Tim Giles, Subjekt, looks set to firmly root this formidable band as one of the most exciting and leading chamber jazz ensembles in the UK scene.
Maison Musique (Jim Hart)
Mother Hen (Kit Downes)
Busters New Tail (Kit Downes)
New Balls (Stan Sulzmann)
Springs and Neaps (Jim Hart)
Bye Ya (Thenlonis Monk)
Ruskins Retreat (Stan Sulzmann)
“The music produced by the Neon Quartet is at once muscular and thoughtful, rich and subtle, its four members bouncing ideas off each other with infectious enjoyment”. LONDON JAZZ
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
The trio get it together with big band goodness and show how well it _just works_, like it was meant to have always been that way.
"Untitled#1" is outstanding. "Herne Hill", the muted trumpet through to the finale - wonderful.
The rest - well - enjoy it yourself! :) Peter Jones