Tom Green Septet

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"A kaleidoscope of harmony that is not only phenomenally skilful, but absorbing and endlessly entertaining too" Dave Gelly, Observer (4*)

The Tom Green Septet is an outlet for Tom's original compositions: elegant and lively contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves, and memorable melodies at their heart. The Septet was formed in November 2012, bringing together seven in-demand young musicians who are all prize-winning bandleaders, composers and performers in their own right. Together they create a warm and distinct sound world, using the unique range of textures available in the seven-piece ensemble. Their debut album "Skyline" was released in February 2015 to unanimous critical acclaim. Dave Gelly in the Observer (4*) described it as "a kaleidoscope of harmony that is not only phenomenally skilful, but absorbing and endlessly entertaining, too." The CD was recorded at Real World Studios and released on Tom's own Spark label. It was described in Jazzwise as "startlingly good and a delight to hear" (4*), and according to Peter Bacon of the Jazz Breakfast blog, "there's little point in picking out highlights - the whole album is a highlight." The Septet has toured across the UK from Inverness in Scotland to St Ives in Cornwall, including an 18-date album launch tour in Spring 2015 with Jazz Services support, and international performances at concerts, festivals and workshops in Tunisia, Italy and Switzerland. As Ivan Hewett in a 4* Telegraph review of a performance at the Stables in Wavendon said: "Mighty impressive… this band is one to look out for." Tom Green - Trombone/Compositions James Davison - Trumpet/Flugelhorn Tommy Andrews - Alto/Soprano Saxophones Sam Miles - Tenor Saxophone Sam James - Piano Misha Mullov-Abbado - Double Bass Scott Chapman - Drums "I've been involved in jazz for more than 60 years and this is some of the most exciting original new music I have heard for a long time. Tom's writing has complexity, depth and intensity but above all a strong melodic thread… played with fantastic energy and a true band sound" Dame Cleo Laine, June 2013 "Interwoven contrapuntal writing of real intricacy… an impeccably tuned front four, the crisp accuracy of Scott Chapman at the drum kit…" Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz Blog, Feb 2013

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