Andy Sheppard – saxophones
Dan Moore – organ
Tony Orrell – drums
A great ‘anarchistic’ ride through standards of jazz pop and beyond by this hard swinging ‘out there’ classic organ trio. Formed to play in the in the deep club/pub environment this disrespectful grooving band can really blow the roof off. Taking a repertoire of well-known tunes (Sheppard’s personal favorites) and turning them inside out in an often humorous but always musical way. There are always rows of smiling faces at a ‘Doctor’s’ gig. The music is skillfully infectious but often very deep as well. A great blowing band with a medicinal twist – together we’ll heal the world…
TONY ORRELL first played with Andy back in the early ‘80s in Sphere recording the album ‘Present Tense’. During the same period he played with Spirit Level, which culminated in the album ‘Killer Bunnies’ featuring ex-Mingus trumpeter, Jack Walrath, and Paul Dunmall. Tony has also backed many US jazz musicians including Tal Farlow, Slim Gaillard, Spike Robinson, Harry Allen and Gene ‘Mighty Flea’ Connors, as well as the cream of UK soloists – Harry Beckett, Elton Dean, Keith Tippett, Larry Stabbins, Alan Skidmore, Evan Parker, etc. During the ‘90s he formed the Gas Giants with Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and the Adrian Utley Quartet. These musical relationships have continued to the present day and last November sold out the Bristol Old Vic as part of The Charles Hazlewood All Stars, playing the music of Terry Riley.
DAN MOORE pianist, thrives on diversity. A composer, arranger and producer, Dan has worked with Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Will Young, Lillian Boutte, Roni Size, Don Weller, The Mahotella Queens, Cheikh Lo, Dave O’Higgins and Tony Remy as well as touring and recording throughout Europe and the USA most recently with Phantom Limb.
“its a dazzling genre busting swerve through surging post bop jazz, loving but radical surgery on rock and pop classics and angular, wryly humorous programming that never fails to have an audience begging for more.” Mike Collins Jazzyblogman
“We’re in a different world now… help!” he muttered. That improvising stuff is dangerous. The cavalry rushed in with the surging groove and they were off again. They are unfailingly exhilarating.” Mike Collins
“At the end it seemed like the world was wonderful and not up shit’s creek as in these dark economic days, this is why music and the arts are so important in such times, to allow us to escape briefly into orgasms of bliss when talented folk perform so beautifully well.” JazzAtTheAlbert
Live at “The Grapes”