Chris Jarrett meets Luca Ciarla
World-class piano and violin. 30 January
Tonight ARQ launch their brand new album Â â€˜Augustâ€™, recorded live at the Vortex and released on Blow the Fuse Records.
Led by bass player Alison Rayner they play melodic compositions with killer grooves, influences from American swing, funk and dance music to contemporary jazz and European folk.
â€˜With her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability, she clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.â€™ Digby Fairweather
Alison Rayner bass
Buster Birch drums
Deirdre Cartwright guitar
Diane McLoughlin sax
Steve Lodder piano
ElementÂ is aÂ collaborative trio playing original music written by the band plus their own takes on tunes by writers such Joe Locke and Pascal Schumacher.
Flo Moore bass
Ralph Wyld vibes
Rod Oughton drums