Led Bib at the Vortex, 3rd May 2014
“The band are celebrating a decade of pushing at the frontiers of British jazz’s abrasive fringe with a new record and a short UK tour which includes this three-day residency at Dalston’s rather bijou Vortex jazz club. Led Bib played some of their earliest shows here, so this is a homecoming of sorts.
…All of these songs were packed full of detail, yielding up more delights the closer you look – like some kind of musical Mandelbrot set. There are unexpected twists and turns, moments of stillness and changes of direction that seem impossible to achieve, yet are handled effortlessly by the band.”
Paul Margree – Louder Than War
“The last ten years have seen them push at the boundary between improvisation and composition, musicianship and musicality. At their finest moments Led Bib verge on Bach’s baroque: complex scripted lines for each instrument, interwoven and climbing through each other to create an overwhelming rich soundscape. I hope their second decade together proves as exciting and fruitful as the first.”
Dan Bergsagel - London Jazz News