Floating Circles Quartet
Aidan Pearson – clarinet
Dom Stockbridge – guitar
Jonny Wickham – bass
Arthur Newell – drums
Blurb taken from a review by Ian Mann: http://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/eleven-yesterdays-ago/
Floating Circles Quartet is a new, young group led by London based clarinettist and composer Aidan Pearson.
A musician with a foot in both the jazz and classical music camps Pearson studied jazz at London’s Guildhall School of Music where his tutors included saxophonists Martin Speake and Martin Hathaway, flautist Gareth Lockrane and pianist Malcolm Edmondstone. Among the ensembles with which Pearson has played are Tomorrow’s Warriors, led by bassist Gary Crosby, and the Southbank Sinfonia.
As a sideman, sometimes also playing saxophone, Pearson has played at many of London’s leading jazz venues with musicians such as pianist Peter Edwards, rising star guitarist Rob Luft and big name Americans Marcus Roberts (piano) and Jason Marsalis (drums).
As a composer Pearson has written for classical ensembles ranging from wind quartet to full orchestra in addition to writing for jazz groups. He is the sole composer for Floating Circles Quartet, the line up of which also features Dom Stockbridge on guitar, Jonny Wickham on double bass and Arthur Newell of the drums.
The début recording from Floating Circles Quartet is a four track EP titled “Eleven Yesterdays Ago” which will be released shortly and will be available via Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
Pearson describes his group as a jazz/ambient quartet and cites Mammal Hands, Andy Sheppard and Brian Eno as sources of inspiration.