Jazz at the Blue Lamp presents
Phil Bancroft Quartet
Thursday 9th May 2013 8pm
Saxophone giant Phil Bancroft returns to the Lamp, with a new incarnation of his powerful Scottish-based Quartet, featuring Paul Harrison on piano, Euan Burton on bass and rising star John Lowrie on drums.
From the top-flight of Scottish music, Phil has been at the heart of the Scottish scene for over 20 years, with bands like the John Rae Collective,Trio AAB, Celtic Feet, Stramash, and long-term collaborators Reid Anderson, Thomas Stronen, Mike Walker, Graeme Stephen and Aidan O’Rourke.
His authentic saxophone voice speaks to the heart of the music, creating top-flight contemporary jazz that is fun, passionate, inspiring and illuminating.
Rumour has it that advance copies of his long-awaited album release may be on sale tonight. Miss it at your peril.
“As good as anything coming out of New York...” Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings
“Kaleidoscopic, freewheeling beauty...” BBC Website
'Brilliant maverick'Time Out