Julian Costello Quartet - Connections: Without Borders

Julian Costello Quartet - Connections: Without Borders

23rd October 2022

"This is a great album: strong, tenacious in its quality and simply makes a great listen," wrote Jazz in Europe's Sammy Stein when reviewing Julian Costello Quartet's 2016 CD, Earworm, while Bebop Spoken Here's Lance Liddell said this of 2020's Connections: without borders: "All in all, masterfully written and played, elegant and expressive. I'd wholeheartedly recommend giving this a listen." 

A musician who cites Jan Garbarek, Ralph Towner, John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix among his influences, Julian's playing has a sense of graceful lyricism and an inner strength, carefully crafting his improvising, which is beautifully structured and mellow.

All four musicians have strong and distinctive Individual voices, but the sound they collectively produce is warm, playful, intimate, intricate, intense and, most importantly, far from banal or boring. Indeed, quite the opposite, as listeners discovered when the group made their debut at the club in 2019.

"Music can, indeed, transcend borders – and myriad, often sensitive expressions on that theme can be savoured in this enjoyable album," surmised London Jazz News in its review of Connections: without borders.

Julian Costello (Saxes), Maciek Pysz (Guitars), Jakub Cywinski (Double Bass), Adam Teixeira (Drums).

"Connections is a very enjoyable and often very beautiful album, one that again demonstrates Costello’s flair for melody and his ability to build and sustain a specific mood or feeling. - The JazzMann

"in Connections: without borders, Julian Costello and his quartet interpret the saxophonist’s original chamber jazz writing which meanders between wistfulness, adventure and perky mischief." - London Jazz News

Tickets £15 / £13 Concessions. Students £6
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Doors open 7.00pm, starts 7.30pm

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