Sam Braysher – alto saxophone
Matyas Gayer – piano
Calum Gourlay – double bass
Steve Brown – drums
London-based alto saxophonist Sam Braysher has received widespread acclaim for the two albums released under his own name, both of which feature renowned international collaborators. Golden Earrings, with American pianist Michael Kanan, was described as “delightful and surprising” by Dave Gelly in the Observer, while his recent trio album with Jorge Rossy (Brad Mehldau Trio) and Tom Farmer, was praised in Jazzwise as “a triumph of intelligence and sentiment”.
He is joined here by some of the UK’s finest, most swinging rhythm section players: drummer Steve Brown (Scott Hamilton, Barry Harris) and pianist Matyas Gayer (Jim Rotondi, Eddie Henderson).
The quartet will look at classic and lesser-known compositions by Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Dexter Gordon, Kurt Weill and others.
“I can’t think of another alto saxophonist with a sound quite like Sam Braysher’s” – Dave Gelly, the Observer
“The warm-toned young London saxophonist Sam Braysher is a prize-winning investigator of the early recordings and published music of Jerome Kern, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and many others, and imagines a new jazz closely attuned to an old world” – John Fordham, the Guardian