Julian Costello Quartet Transitions

Feb 21 2018 20:00 - 22:30

Hampstead Lounge & Jazz Club, 23-25 New End, NW3 1JD London

This quirky quartet has an International line up.

Julian Costello – Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Patrick Naylor – Electric and Classical Guitars

Michele Tacchi – Bass

Eric Ford – Drums and Percussion

The band likes to play with energy, creativity and some humour. All the tunes are original compositions. They recently released an album called Transitions on 33Jazz Records which was recorded at the Artesuono Studios in Italy with Grammy award winning ECM engineer Stefano Amerio. It has been getting excellent reviews.

“Once in a while, an album like this appears on the horizon, becoming the unputdownable “Earworm” that Costello portrays at the heart of his colourful recording” Adrian Pallant London Jazz News.

“Julian Costello is a sax lyricist, telling his stories of life’s ups and downs with perfect alteration of tone to impart strength, humour and even frailty” Sammy Stein for Jazz in Europe.

"The four musicians interact constantly throughout the set and never play the predictable". Scott Yanow Los Angeles Jazz Scene Journal

“The music encompasses free-form passages, flowing and often romantic melodies, insistent hooks (the lovely "Earworm" isn't the only earworm on this album) and inventive soloing”. Bruce Lindsay All About Jazz



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