Chris Batchelor was a founding member of Loose Tubes and has played with many leading international stars, such as Hermeto Pascoal, Michael Brecker, Uri Caine and John Taylor. He leads the popular band Pigfoot, dedicated to re-inventing well known repertoire from all styles. He also co-leads the groups Total Vibration (with Laura Jurd) and Zone-B, in which he continues his long and fruitful association with altoist Steve Buckley.
“A fine trumpeter who intriguingly blends Miles Davis's shrewd pacing and evocative long-note sounds with something of Harry Beckett's bubbly phrasing.” - The Guardian
Margrit Hasler had an extensive career in classical music working with top conductors such as Solti and Haitink, alongside playing jazz with Mark Lockheart’s Ellington In Anticipation and recording with Paloma Faith.
“The burnished legato and glacial harmonics of viola player Margrit Hasler.” - The Arts Desk
John Parricelli was also one of the founding members of the British big band Loose Tubes. He has worked with Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian.
“He's a sensitive and versatile player who provides excellent support. His delicate touch, tasteful harmonic sensibility and rhythmic ease are responsible for setting much of the mood” - BBC Music
Steve Watts has been a key figure in many bands on the British scene for years, and is one of the most sought after and creative bassists around. He has worked with Kenny Wheeler, Joe Lovano, Kirk Lightsey and many more.
“Steve Watts on bass gives a solidity to the pulse reminiscent of Ron Carter at his stentorian finest.” LondonJazzNews.com
Paul Clarvis is instantly recognisable for his sparky and idiosyncratic style. He is extremely versatile and has worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone to Harrison Birtwhistle. He also plays in Chris Batchelor’s Pigfoot.
“Clarvis' fluid and creative brushwork had every bit of the infinite subtlety of a Joey Baron or a Paul Motian.” LondonJazzNews.com
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