Brandon Allen – Tenor saxophone
Tim Lapthorn – Piano
Arnie Somogyi – Bass
Lloyd Haines – Drums
Brandon Allen and Tim Lapthorn have been performing together for over 16 years.
The saxophonist and pianist have played in various quartet formations at Ronnie Scott’s for over 10 years.
The new official project features brand new material written by the two players, channeling their respective influences.
Both players are known for their passionate and exciting style of playing. They share a chemistry and intuition that pushes the music to places unknown, every night a new destination reached. There is always a great sense of melody and swing present in the music. The Quartet is completed by the experienced Arnie Somogyi on bass and the fresh talent of Lloyd Haines on drums. The group has focused on performing the material live in preparation for a LIVE ALBUM recording at Pizza Express on March 4th.
So far, the band has performed at top venues around the UK including Ronnie Scott’s, The 100 club, The Con Cellar Bar and Kansas Smittys. The group collectively have performed with Kyle Eastwood, Eddie Henderson, Ron Carter, Bruce Barth, Stefano Di Battista, Hailey Tuck, Antonio Forcione, Omar, Eric Clapton and Paloma Faith.
“His four-octave range and flawless command of the altissimo register was nicely offset by his full-bodied yet raucous tonal quality offering something for fans of the entire history of the saxophone – From Hawkins to Brecker- he’s got em covered.” – London Jazz News
“Tim Lapthorn’s pianistic abilities include a formidable technique and delicate touch, a wonderfully rich tone from the instrument. His equal command of strong melodicism, a loamy harmonic sense and an acute rhythmical drive make him the consummate jazz pianist.”