Irish Tour on the horizon for the Andy Sheppard Quartet

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Irish Tour on the horizon for the Andy Sheppard Quartet 

With Trio Libero augmented by guitarist Eivind Aarset from the Movements in Colour band Andy Sheppard spread his band’s wings on his latest album Surrounded by Sea. And next month the quartet embark on a rare run of Irish dates playing Sugar Club, Dublin (7 October), Great Hall Magee, Derry (8 Oct), the MAC, Belfast (9 Oct) and Dolans, Limerick (10 Oct).

A studio album recorded in Lugano last year the saxophonist and double bassist Michel Benita’s tune ‘Tipping Point’ opens Surrounded by Sea pensively, sax-soft, a ballad by some process of musical osmosis Benita’s pulsing bass the heartbeat of an album that goes on to include Elvis Costello’s world weary ‘I Want To Vanish’, a band-arranged Scots Gaelic traditional air treated in three different ways, a piece penned by the third Trio Libero member Sebastian Rochford as well as several Sheppard pieces including joyous closer ‘Looking for Ornette.’ Read more

Book Tickets at Serious

” translucently beautiful” ★★★★ The Guardian

“a soundtrack to getting lost in the stars” ★★★★1/2  Downbeat

“career-defining moment for Sheppard” ★★★★ Jazzwise

“poignant serenity”  f f f f  Télérama

“a quiet masterpiece” London Jazz News

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