Saxophone/Synthesizer - Benjamin Turner
Keys - Tom McMahon-Hore
Bass - Adam Bonser
Drums - Will Edwards
This recital featured a collection of modern groove or rhythmically influenced jazz tunes. The set list arose from a particular interest in the drumming of Mark Guiliana, the player who features on the original Smash and 7 Ways recordings. His style is precise, punchy (when necessary), and clearly articulated, and has been influential on my playing. Sandwiched between these tracks are two beautiful compositions, 3rd Escapade and Kandaiki, that showcase some gentler influences.