More Powerful – UK Album Launch. George Colligan has a prolific output with over 100 albums, with many of the jazz greats of today, such as Cassandra Wilson and Don Byron. Energy and warmth abound.
feat. Michael Janisch – double bass (US/UK)
Klemens Marktl – drums ( Austria)
Pianist and composer George Colligan has cemented his reputation through innumerable bandstand appearances as soloist and sideman, including collaborations with artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, Don Byron and Cassandra Wilson – and his prolific studio output has been documented on over a hundred albums. For this first release on Whirlwind, More Powerful, he leads a vibrant trio and quartet session of original music with artists with whom he has enjoyed a long association – double bassist Linda May Han Oh and drummer Rudy Royston – plus rising saxophonist Nicole Glover.
Currently touring Europe, he’s joined by US-born, London based bassist Michael Janisch (Joe Lovano, Gary Husband) and Austrian drummer Klemens Marktl (Joe Locke, Seamus Blake).