Jasper Høiby (bass)
Mark Lockheart, Jim Gold (saxes)
Laura Jurd (trumpet and flugel)
Will Barry (piano)
Corrie Dick (drums and percussion).
Returning to The Vortex for the first time since their sold out debut shows in January 2016, Jasper Høiby’s Fellow Creatures are primed to pounce for what promises to be a truly spectacular two evenings of music.
Building on the triumph of their 2016 debut album, here they abandon the controlled studio environment for a no-holds-barred live album recording with the heavyweight horn section of saxophonist Mark Lockheart and trumpeter Laura Jurd augmented/joined by ferocious young sax scientist Jim Gold.
Expect earthy Nordic grooves, rousing horn anthems and rhythmic face-offs from an all star band described by the Guardian as “masters of evolving melody”. This is a unique opportunity to experience the intimate inner-workings of a band that, although in it’s early years, has already exquisitely combined Høiby’s signature rhythmic sophistication with unhinged European freedom.
The band consists of – Jasper Høiby (bass) Mark Lockheart (saxes), Laura Jurd (trumpet and flugel), Will Barry (piano) and Corrie Dick (drums and percussion).
“I can only describe it as joyous. It’s a joyous album..“
JAMIE CULLUM BBC RADIO 2 -UK
“..rhythm-twisting struts are played with the breeziness of a carefree street band.”
JOHN FORDHAM, GUARDIAN -UK ****
“Strong themes and clear narratives balance optimism and doubt, reflecting the albums inspiration – the radical ecology of Naomi Kleins book
This Changes Everything.”
MIKE HOBART, FINANCIAL TIMES -UK ****