The Tony Woods Project at Bulls Head Jazz Club
Thu, September 21, 2023
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Formed in the mid-90s, the Tony Woods Project has recorded four highly-acclaimed albums of original folk/jazz/rock/world-inspired compositions: High Seas (1997), Lowlands (2004), Wind Shadows (2009) and Hidden Fires (2017). Whilst happily shifting gear between jigs and reels, Balkan dances, atmospheric ballads and ambient electronics, Tony Woods' jazz connections also play their part in his compositions, where Latin, African, funk and rock grooves come to the fore. The emphasis, both in the compositions and the improvisations, is always on lyrical melody. The highly distinctive sound of this long-standing band, comes courtesy of Rob Millett’s glowing, Gary Burton-esque vibraphone, Mike Outram’s superlative, angular chord work, Andy Hamill's rock-steady bass, Milo Fell's percussive prowess, as well as the leader’s inimitable, virtuosic and expressive musical story-telling on saxophones, alto clarinet, wood flute and whistle. ““Combines a jazz edge with the melodic zest of folk ….” - BBC Radio 3 “Colourful, evocative music from one of the most distinctive groups on the UK Jazz scene….” - The JazzMann 8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm Tickets £14 in advance & £16 on the door...