Inspirational, dazzling, melodically enthralling music from two of the UK’s finest musicians with two great stars of the US jazz scene.
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 and his long-time friend and rhythm section partner Adam Nussbaum have worked on many projects together. Adam’s work with Michael Brecker won a Grammy in 1988.
“They ooze musical authority” The Arts Desk
“as perfect an example of the balance between team and individuals as I can remember hearing”. The Jazz Breakfast
“one of the best combos on the planet” Toledo Blade USA
“The upper echelon of the jazz world is a place of constantly shifting alliances. But even by those standards, the Impossible Gentlemen is a rare and fabulous group of talents” The Times
“INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED ALIENS” VOTED BEST OF 2013 BY ALLABOUTJAZZ