23 June 2017 19:45
Perrier award-winning OTREE are releasing their first album on Whirlwind records this year. It has a most promising up-and-coming leader with three of the most experienced rhythm section players you could dream of. Josephine is a saxophonist and composer at the forefront of the contemporary British jazz scene (London Jazz Orchestra and Pete Hurt’s Big Band). Lyrical jazz underpinned by strong bass playing, deceptively simple percussion and top piano playing.
Josephine is a saxophonist and composer at the forefront of the contemporary British jazz scene. Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she is now resident composer and tenorist for the London Jazz Orchestra and is featured on the highly acclaimed big band album from veteran saxophonist Pete Hurt. The unique musicianship of drummer and percussionist Paul Clarvis makes him a much sought after side-man and session player – he can be heard on an eclectic mix of recordings from the latest ‘Star Wars’ films to his contemporary jazz duo with Liam Noble. Another of London’s busiest side-men, bassist Dave Whitford completes the trio. With his famously full bass sound, Dave enhances the bands of many great musicians including Stan Sulzman and Christine Tobin. OTREE’s first album will be released on Whirlwind Recordings in autumn 2017.
Line Up: Josephine Davies – Sax; Liam Noble – Piano; Dave Whitford – Bass and James Maddren – Drums
A couple of links to online tracks to listen to:
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