The timeless 60s organ quartet moves into brand new territory where the compositions from saxophonist Jon Shenoy mix stark ethereal voices with Will Bartlett’s gritty Hammond boogaloo.
Tenor saxophonist Jon Shenoy leads his organ quartet, playing their new album Framework and responding to a series of painting
Jon Shenoy - tenor saxophone Will Bartlett - organ Sam Dunn - guitar Chris Draper - drums
2017 has been a busy year for Jon Shenoy's celebrated organ quartet Draw By Four. Following a successful 24-date tour around the UK they will be releasing their first official album Framework at this year's EFG London Jazz Festival.
With a line-up steeped in tradition, Draw By Four take the classic 60s organ quartet into brand new territory where the compositions from leader Jon Shenoy (Ivo Neame Large Ensemble) mix contrapuntal bass lines and rhythmic hooks with thoughtful lyricism. Mixing stark ethereal voices with gritty Hammond boogaloo, organist Will Bartlett (Jim Mullen, Salena Jones) draws on a wide palette of sounds that build the foundation for an infectious mix of groove-based original compositions, enchanting ballads and unique arrangements of avant-pop songs.
The album includes a suite of compositions written in response to paintings by three British painters: Winifred Knights, JMW Turner & Gill Holloway. In the spirit of jazz and innovation, Draw By Four will encourage the audience to enjoy an enhanced visual experience - marrying the works of the above artists with the music.
'Dynamic and evocative adventures from soulful and skillful players - a refreshing and groovy band.' - Chris Cheek (Rudder)
'Shenoy plays with great assurance, power and fluency.' - Ian Mann (thejazzmann.com)