Illegal Crowns (Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Benoît Delbecq) brings together three of the most stunning New Yorkers with a stunning French pianist who is always a pleasure to see and hear in London. This new quartet was formed in march 2013 in Paris. A mixture of improv and compositions and sound threading highlighted by the strong personalities of the players and a solid sense of deep and abstract grooves.
The bill is completed by pianist Sam Leak’s Trio. Sam Leak has been described by JazzFM’s Helen Mayhew as ‘one of the brightest young stars in the Jazz piano galaxy, a heavenly improviser and a brilliant prospect for the future.’