From the tune “The Three Trumpeeters” (Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove) this Brighton based group take hard bop trumpeting to a whole new level. Unashamedly rooted in the jazz traditions of the 1950’s and 60’s, the group exemplify the writing of Art Blakey, distinctive arrangements of the classic Blue Note era and emulate the great be-bop trumpeters.
Gabriel Garrick’s own jazz lineage is well known and his powerful, high note pyrotechnics have shades of Dizzy, Roy Eldridge and Fats Navaro. A tireless educator he is a well known figure on both the London and Brighton jazz scene.
Jack Kendon also hails from a family of jazz men, and he has burst onto the South East England jazz scene in recent years with a refreshing take on the latter-day be-boppers such as Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard as well as influences from modern counterparts like Hargrove et al.
Chris Coull’s style is solidly based in the playing of Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan with perhaps more than a hint of mid-life Miles. His own groups have seen him play as far afield as the middle east, and has performed at Jazz At The Lincoln Centre, and various UK festivals.
Roy Hilton (piano) George Trebar (Double Bass) and Joe Edwards (Drums) combine to make the perfect foundation on which the house of bop is built. Always swinging, their influence on the 3 front-men is as strong as each trumpet player returns back, with interest!