Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Pianist, composer and Edition label boss Dave Stapleton has recently finished a 3 date mini-tour in the UK to coincide with the release of his new critically acclaimed album Flight with Marius Neset, Olavi Louhivuori, Dave Kane and Brodowski String Quartet. Described by UK's Jazzwise Magazine as 'one of the best conceived and executed albums by a young British Jazz musician for some while', Flight marks Stapleton's eighth release under his own name and is without doubt his finest record to date

Flight is without doubt Dave Stapleton’s finest record to date. Many artists have their ambitions but rarely are these fulfilled with such artistry and beauty. Flight marks Stapleton’s seventh release and he has chosen to use the opportunity to produce a record that reaches far beyond easy categorisation.

Flight is much, much more than just jazz with strings. It is a work that combines its different elements both seamlessly and gracefully. The jazz quartet here features saxophonist Marius Neset and bassist Dave Kane, both Edition recording artists in their own right, and the remarkable talents of drummer Olavi Louhivuori. This is a new group brought together for this album. Yet these musicians sound like they’ve worked together for years, such is the empathy and sensitivity of their playing.

Dave Stapelton piano
Marius Neset tenor saxophone
Dave Kane double bass
Olavi Louhivuori drums
Brodowski String Quarter:
David Brodowski violin 1
Catrin Morgan violin 2
Felix Tanner viola
Reinoud Ford cello


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