Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Nick Costley-White Quartet Jazz

Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Nick Costley-White Quartet

  • Date

    Thursday 18 October 2018

  • venue

    The Blue Lamp

  • time

    Starts 8.00pm

  • age

    Adults

  • price

    Standard Price £13.20, Concessions £11.00, Students £5.00 inc BF

  • genre

    Jazz

Nick Costley-White Quartet

 

Nick is fast becoming one of the most in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene and has performed with some of the countries most renowned jazz musicians such as Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Steve Fishwick, Jeff Williams and composer John Warren (ECM), touring in the UK Europe, Australia and South America

The Nick Costley-White Quartet combine their love and deep understanding for the jazz tradition with a fresh and modern aesthetic. Their repertoire draws on unique interpretations of songs from the jazz cannon as well as their own exciting and harmonically rich compositions. The band is made up of some of the countries finest improvising musicians; Matt Robinson on piano, Conor Chaplin on double bass and Dave Hamblett on drums.

 

The quartet’s debut album Detour Ahead, recorded in April 2017, portrays a narrative  exploring the group’s musical journey. It begins with performances which draw from the American Songbook tradition and travels through to a more modern aesthetic inspired by the surroundings of London’s jazz scene. This compelling journey explores sounds from many perspectives simultaneously. Forms, harmonies and rhythms are superimposed and abstracted but still retain their essential function, whilst the improvisations express the excitement and beauty of these frameworks.

 

Boppishly fluent and sensitive”…John Fordham (Guardian)

A classy player with an elegant and subtle way with a good tune” …London Jazz News


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