“Contemporary jazz at its most vibrant”
Vanishing Points – Jon Lloyd Group (33Extreme02)
with JL (ss, b cl), John Law (p), Rob Palmer (g), Tom Farmer (b), Asaf Sirkis (d)
“ Intimate pastoral moods, angular rock riffs and
haunting minimalist grooves... fluid and engaging
with echoes of Kairos 4tet
and Wayne Shorter... the
stylistic versatility and high
quality of this recording make
it stand out in a hot month
for new releases!”
Jazzwise, Feb 2014 ****
John Law - piano
Pianist John Law has been a key member of my groups since the Jon Lloyd Quartet’s Syzygy back in 1991. He is a musician with a rare sensitivity and a fearless ability which cuts across all genres; his own musical path has connected freedom, classical music and jazz , reaching a high in recent years with his Congregation Trio with Asaf and Yuri Goloubev.
Rob Palmer - guitar
Guitarist Rob Palmer plays with a powerful soloing style coupled with a high regard for texture and ambient sound. He plays with saxophonist Theo Travis, vibes player Roger Beaujolais and French composer Daniel Biro.
Tom Farmer - bass
Bassist Tom Farmer is part of the new generation of highly accomplished UK jazz musicians – a bandleader with the phenomenal Empirical and a bass player of enormous strength.
Asaf Sirkis - drums
Drummer Asaf Sirkis is part of Lighthouse, with Tim Garland and Gwilym Simcock, and the leader of his own powerful fusion trio. He is a consummate drummer, at home in any musical environment.
“Powerful and at times magical stuff"
“ A saxophone delivery as persuasive as a speaking voice. Lloyd should be seen and heard more often.”
Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD
“Ambitious and virtuosic...one of the most striking writers at the sharp end of British jazz and improvisation”
John Fordham, The Guardian, UK
"One of the most distinctive and approachable voices on the British scene... a natural communicator, Lloyd writes music that invites you in. This is highly finished and accomplished modern jazz."
Brian Morton, Jazz Journal, May 2014
" The album sees Lloyd moving away from the free-impov roots
for which he’s perhaps best known into more harmonically inclined territory, with superb results. There are still vestiges of
his earlier style intertwined with the melodies, which provide
some exhilarating moments of virtuosity, but it’s all very accessibly packaged without losing any of its force or creative drive. Look
out for more dates coming up in April 2014, as this is definitely a group to catch if you can."
John Lyons, JazzUK, Jan 2014
Jon Lloyd Group touring...
The release of the CD "Vanishing Points" on 33Extreme begins a period of touring in 2014 throughout the UK and Europe.
Promoters wishing to book the group should contact Jon directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacts for press etc also through Jon Lloyd.