Fri 22nd June 2012
Band on the Wall present the cream of British and American jazz talent - Gwilym Simcock, Steve Swallow, Mike Walker, Adam Nussbaum - performing as the new quartet, The Impossible Gentlemen. The band is full of inspirational improvisational playing - performing music written specially for the quartet by Gwilym, Mike, Steve and Adam.
"Jazz supergroups are volatile concoctions, bespoke teams of virtuosi often just getting in each other's way. But the Anglo-US quartet built from scratch this week around the untried partnership of pianist Gwilym Simcock and Salford Mike Walker, with Americans Steve Swallow on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums, fulfilled all its promise – and then some". **** The Guardian
Multi award winning pianist Gwilym Simcock has been named checked as a "genius" by no less Chick Corea and has worked extensively throughout Europe with the cream of British and international jazz artists including Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Bob Mintzer and Bobby McFerrin.
Mike Walker is regarded as one of Europe's most exciting guitarists and has worked with George Russell's The Creative Jazz Orchestra, Vince Mendoza, Anthony Braxton, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
Steve Swallow is regarded as the leading exponent of the bass guitar and his illustrious career spans decades of playing many of the great - Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, John Scofield, Carla Bley, Chris Potter and many others.
Steve's long-time friend and rhythm section partner is Adam Nussbaum and they have worked on many projects together. Adam's work with Michael Brecker won a Grammy in 1988.
An Unreserved Seating and Standing Concert
This show starts at at 8.30pm but our Picturehouse cafe bar opens earlier for homemade food and drinks.
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Venue: Band on the Wall