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Steve Buckley Quintet ft. Chris Batchelor, Rob Luft, Tom Herbert and Gene Calderazzo

A key member of the reed section of Loose Tubes and as home on penny whistle as saxophone, his own talents veer as far around as African music (following trips to Ghana) and free improv, working with Steve Noble and Oren Marshall. But perhaps he is best known for his long-standing collaboration with trumpeter Chris Batchelor, which has been catalogued for three notable releases, music for the last of which, ‘Big Air’ (on Babel with Myra Melford, Jim Black and Oren Marshall) won a BBC Jazz Award.

A must for all lovers of the instrument.

‘Steve’s playing just blows me away. It always reminds me of African music without being African music.
It’s melodic and soulful but very free too.’ Seb Rochford

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