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John Law ‘Re-Creations’

Friday, January 10, 2020

John Law – Piano (picture)
Sam Crockatt – Saxophones
James Agg – Bass
Billy Weir – Drums

John Law is one of the UK's most imaginative jazz pianists and is known mainly for his and indie material (Beatles, Radiohead, Adele, Daft Punk). John Law has created a band which plays highly accessible melodic music and recognised tunes in extremely creative and interactive arrangements, simple and complex, with an emphasis on spontaneous interaction in a group of highly versatile young musicians.

Sam Crockatt, on saxophones, is a Parliamentary Jazz Award winner and himself a bandleader and composer who has performed and recorded with Gwilym Simcock and Kit Downes. Above all he is a really melodic improviser.

James Agg is one of the best-kept secrets of the UK jazz world, one already full to the brim with amazing young talent! With a perfect ear and a brilliant double bass technique, James is also one of the most important melodic voices in the group, while simultaneously holding down much of the rhythm.

Billy Weir is one of the new breed of young drummers who are at home in all the rhythmic complexities of today’s contemporary jazz, while also taking pleasure in the joy of a simple, driving and wonderfully supportive groove!