I remember hearing Byron Wallen’s Indigo at the Spitz, which was quite a few years ago now. I was struck by the seamlessness of the music, moving from riffs to beats, tonal to pan-tonal, pitches to rhythms, folk music to art music.
I felt that this orchestrated fluency was something particularly common to these four players (who were at the time Byron Wallen, Tony Kofi, Tom Skinner and Larry Bartley).
I have heard and in some cases played with the members of the quartet playing on 1st February, and I think the same level of interaction and fluency will apply. The lineup will be Byron on trumpet, flute, shells, Oren Marshall on tuba, Neil Charles on bass, and Tom Skinner on drums.
Byron is a musician with some very clever and well thought out concepts, which he always brings to the bandstand.