Brandon Allen and Tim Lapthorn Quartet

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Last Show: Monday 4 th March 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Brandon Allen and Tim Lapthorn have been performing together for over 16 years. The saxophonist and pianist have played in various quartet formations at Ronnie Scott's for over 8 years. The new official project features brand new material written by the two players, channeling their respective influences. The group’s repertoire has a contemporary flavour, inspired by the likes of Chick Corea, the collaborations of Stan Getz/Kenny Barron, Wayne Shorter, traditional swing and Brazilian music. Both players are known for their passionate and exciting style of playing. They share a chemistry and intuition that pushes the music to places unknown, every night a new destination is reached. There is always a great sense of melody and swing present throughout any given performance. The Quartet is completed by the experienced Arnie Somogyi on bass and the fresh talent of Lloyd Haines on drums.

Brandon Allen: "His four-octave range and flawless command of the altissimo register was nicely offset by his full-bodied yet raucous tonal quality offering something for fans of the entire history of the instrument- from Hawkins to Brecker- he's got em covered." Frank Griffith (London Jazz News)

Tim Lapthorn: “Tim Lapthorn's pianistic abilities include a formidable technique and delicate touch, a wonderfully rich tone from the instrument. His equal command of strong melodicism, a loamy harmonic sense and an acute rhythmical drive make him the consummate jazz pianist.” London Jazz News

The group will be focused on performing the new material live in preparation for an album recording in 6 months time.

The band has performed at top venues around the UK including Ronnie Scott's, The 100 club and Kansas Smitty's.

The group collectively have performed with Kyle Eastwood, Eddie Henderson, Ron Carter, Bruce Barth, Stefano Di Battista, Hailey Tuck, Antonio Forcione, Omar, Eric Clapton and Paloma Faith. 

Band Lineup

Brandon Allen (sax)

Tim Lapthorn (piano)

Arnie Somogyi (bass)

Lloyd Haines (drums)