Olaf Maikopf wrote some lovely Deutsche words about Life I Know - thanks Olaf! Google Translate says: Born in Saudi Arabia in 1983, the British guitarist is described as an innovator and one of the "most original voices of the jazz guitar". The fact that these labels actually have their reasoning, not because Law is also a pioneer of the guitar tuning of the "perfect fourth" and author of the book "3rd Millennium Guitar", becomes clear when listening to his third album under his own name. Previously playing on records by drummer Ollie Howell or saxophonist Tim Garland as a guest on "Life I Know", Law now rides impressively confident and convincing on his own terrain. Although he does not necessarily penetrate in his jazz mixture in border areas, because even a flirt with South Indian scales has long been in the jazz canon. But as driving forward, as happens here, When guitar and tenorsax fuel each other, it is extremely appealing. In fact, one does not hear the typical record of a guitarist presenting his abilities in whirling excursions, but rather a more democratic take on a sense of togetherness, of the creative discourse of all who are aware of the tradition, but undermined Laws have disconnected from convention.
Ant's third offering for the quintet was released Nov 9th on Edition Records. Featuring Michael Chillingworth on alto sax & bass clarinet, Ivo Neame on piano, Tom Farmer on bass, James Maddren on drums and special guests Asaf Sirkis on konnakol and Tim Garland on soprano & tenor sax! Have a listen!
Trio HLK & Evelyn Glennie @ RNCMSunday, February 3rd, 2019
Emerald Isle tour w/Scott FlaniganSaturday, March 2nd, 2019 to Thursday, March 7th, 2019
AL4 @ Bristol Jazz Festival (Chillingworth/Ireland/Michel)Saturday, March 23rd, 2019