Mo Foster & Friends

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Last Show: Monday 25 th October 2021

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

As a side-man Mo Foster has recorded and toured over the past 50 years with many of the world’s biggest musical icons from Jeff Beck, Gil Evans, and Phil Collins, right through to Gerry Rafferty, Frida of ABBA, and The LSO. Now, this producer, composer, author, and session player, steps into the limelight with his new band, as he releases his sixth album, MO FOSTER & FRIENDS IN CONCERT.

"In Concert is no exercise in nostalgia: it’s 60 years of music distilled"

Andy Robson Jazzwise

Released on 21st March on Right Track Records, the album is a stunning collection of precious pieces that Mo has fallen in love with across his career: hand-picked gems from the great jazz composers of the 50s, 60s & 70s.

Inspired by working with Gil’s British Orchestra in 1983, the sound Mo aimed for was ‘Gil Evans in miniature’: structured, with beautiful harmonies and melodies, and with room for great solos. 

The band — Mo Foster & Friends — comprises a sparkling line-up including Jim Watson on keyboards, Nic France on drums, Ray Russell on guitar, Chris Biscoe on saxes, the wonderful Paul Clarvis deputising for Corrina Silvester on percussion, and Mo on bass-guitar. In addition, fiddle-player Chris Haigh guests on a couple of tunes.

Adam Sieff's review in London Jazz News 

Band Line Up

Jim Watson (keyboards)

Nic France (drums)

Ray Russell (guitar)

Chris Biscoe (saxes)

Paul Clarvis (percussion)

Mo Foster (bass-guitar)

Chris Haigh (fiddle)