I’ve been terrible at updating my site this past year (I blame it on the arrival of our second child!), but below are three of great reviews of The Spirit Farm’s eponymous album, released on SLAM in April 2015. The group, a freely-improvising six-piece, performed at the Southbank Centre in November as part of the 2015 London Jazz Festival, and we are hoping to get a tour together in the coming months.
The album also placed at no. 5 on Daniel Spicer’s end-of-year critics’ poll in Jazzwise magazine.
New York City Jazz Record review of The Spirit Farm
The Markov Chain is a new trio with Adam on piano, Tim Fairhall on bass and British Free Music legend Paul Hession on drums. The trio play freely improvised music. Their debut performance was at the Manchester Jazz Festival 2013, a gig that received an excellent review by Mike Butler, who wrote:
This was the orgiastic, earth-shaking, cacophonous real deal, with none of the mimsy “I don’t feel ready for this yet” reticence that besets so much homegrown free jazz… The hour passed too quickly. I loved it.
The full review can be found on Mike’s website at:
The trio are currently mixing their debut album. Please keep an eye out for news about the album’s release and upcoming gigs.