Chris Biscoe/Allison Neale Quintet
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Chris Biscoe/Allison Neale Quintet

Showing: 11/10/2019 to 11/10/2019

One of British jazz’s most versatile and talented multi-instrumentalists brings a stellar quintet known as Two of a Mind, featuring Allison Neale, Colin Oxley, Jeremy Brown and Matt Fishwick.

Exploring afresh the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standard material recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond on Blues in Time and Two of a Mind, this new band promises to evoke the spirit of these classic recordings while giving free reign to the personalities of the musicians.

Chris Briscoe & Allison Neale on sax, Jeremy Brown on bass, Colin Oxley on guitar and Matt Fishwick on drums.

CHRIS BISCOE Multi-instrumentalist Chris Biscoe has been featured on baritone sax with the big bands of Hermeto Pascoal, Tony Kinsey, Graham Collier and the New York Composers Orchestra, as well as in various Mike Westbrook Bands and John Williams’ Baritone Band. Chris has released two CDs with Tony Kofi, and Profiles of Mingus with Henry Lowther.

ALLISON NEALE American born altoist Allison Neale’s beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, with whom she has a particular affinity. She has performed with Adelaide Hal, Bud Shank and Scott Hamilton, as well as featuring in the John Dankworth Generations Band and the Back to Basie Orchestra. Her latest CD is I Wished on the Moon (Trio tr593)

JEREMY BROWN One of the most sought after bass players on the UK scene, Jeremy has worked with Peter King, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Anita Wardell, Curtis Stigers and Kate Williams.


Matt Fishwick brings his subtle and dynamic playing to bands with Steve Fishwick and Osian Roberts and has played in the UK and USA with Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Jim Mullen, Warren Vache, Cedar Walton, John Colliani, Anita O’Day and many others.

COLIN OXLEY Colin Oxley established an international reputation with the Stacey Kent group, and has gone on to work with Harry Allen, Warren Vache, Houston Person and Dave Newton. He is professor of guitar at the Guildhall School of Music.

…small in scale perhaps, theirs is music that reaches the parts that other forms, more brash perhaps, simply don’t.

Jazzwise June 2017 – review by Peter Vacher Recommended ****

Opening Times:

Event Start: 8:00pm


Adult: £15

Under 25: £13

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