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Embodied Hope Quartet

George Colligan (piano)

Jon Irabagon (saxophone)

Michael Janisch (bass)

Andrew Bain (drums)


Following on from their highly successful 2016 UK tour, drummer/composer/bandleader Andrew Bain’s Embodied Hope Quartet return in April 2018 to release his debut album as a leader on Whirlwind Recordings. Taking jazz as a metaphor for positive change in the world, and based on seven aspects – listening, surprise, accompaniment, practice, responsibility, trust and, ultimately, hope – this concert will feature a suite of music defined both by its distinct flexibility of expression and the quartet’s ongoing appraisal of what it progressively achieves.

Featuring George Colligan on piano (Jack DeJohnette, Cassandra Wilson), Jon Irabagon on saxophone (Dave Douglas, Tom Harrell) and Michael Janisch on bass (Lee Konitz, Kurt Elling).

” Bain’s skilled and memorable compositions on Embodied Hope are expertly executed with first rate playing and shimmering moments of sheer brilliance. “ ★★★★ All About Jazz

“His own [Bain’s] playing is a revelation as he combines power with detail and precision in a bright, busy, colourful and imaginative display behind the kit.” ★★★★ The Jazz Mann

“Bain is always a vital driver behind the kit, ever engaged and urging his fellow players on. .. and as a composer brings a strong melodic sense to his tunes. “ – London Jazz



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