Bands

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For details of LIVE performances see the GIGS page

To listen to AUDIO samples see the CDs page

 

GREAT SPIRIT

"Passion, groove and grit."
Time Out

Contemporary nine-piece band playing Tim's charts, including his Yorkshire Arts commission Suite for the Shed. Toured the UK in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2005.

Past tour schedules
Next tour: Oct/Nov 2006

Great Spirit CD released 1999 - 33 Jazz 051
Epistrophy CD released 2005 - 33Jazz120

Current line-up features:
Jason Yarde (alto/soprano sax),
Ed Jones (tenor sax/ bass clarinet), Tony Kofi (baritone sax), Dick Pearce (trumpet), Roger Beaujolais (vibes),
Leon Stenning (guitar), Tim Richards (piano/keys),
Neville Malcolm (bass/electric bass), Seb Rochford (drums).

 



TIM RICHARDS TRIO

"...hugely impressive..."
Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD

A straight ahead, acoustic jazz piano trio playing a repertoire of standards, blues, bebop and originals.

See gigs page for UK dates.

The Other Side CD released 1998
33Jazz037
Twelve by Three CD released 2003
33Jazz072

More information

Current line-up includes Dominic Howles (bass) and Matt Home (drums).

 

 



SOUNDSCAPE

"An exhilarating mixture of contemporary jazz-funk and the more pacey European variety."
The Observer

Anglo-Austrian electric quartet jointly led with Vienna saxman Sigi Finkel, voted Austrian Jazz Musician of the year 2000). Featuring Phil Scragg (bass guitar) and Marc Parnell (drums).

Shibop CD released 1998
on Future Music Records.

See the SOUNDCAPE page also for the acoustic DUO with Sigi Finkel:

Dervish Dances duo CD released 1997
on ORF (Austrian radio label).

 

 



SPIRIT LEVEL

"One of the few glimpses of hope in the currently overflowing post-bop scene."
Jazz Podium (Germany)

Long-lived British modern jazz group founded by Tim in Bristol in 1979 with saxophonist Paul Dunmall. Toured throughout Europe and released seven albums, the last three with saxophonist Jerry Underwood.

RIP Jerry Underwood (1957-2002)

Best of Spirit Level compilation CD
released with the GREAT SPIRIT CD (33Jazz051).

Disbanded in 1999 to form the 9-piece GREAT SPIRIT.

 

 


Q. BEE

Funky blues band led by Polish guitarist Jake Zaitz and featuring Queen Bee on vocals.

Two CDs out on Snakestone Records

 

 

 

Please click on band TITLE for more information

For details of LIVE performances see the GIGS page

To listen to AUDIO samples see the CDs page