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Ben Haskins Quartet LIVESTREAM

Ben Haskins Quartet LIVESTREAM

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This Spring, Leeds-based jazz guitarist Ben Haskins and his quartet release their second offering 2020/Laid Up on HPBC Records. Recorded in the depths of a global pandemic, the two tracks showcase the maturity, tenacity and interplay of this now seasoned group.

The quartet, which features members of Wandering Monster, Slow Lorris, Jasmine and K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade came together through jam nights, mutual projects and a love for improvised music. After a successful first gig at Hyde Park Book Club in 2019, the group has regularly gigged across the North, leading to their first release, Candescence. Exploring open, melodic compositions and expansive improvisations, the guitar and tenor sax led quartet draws influence from jazz scenes on both sides of the Atlantic, taking inspiration from John Coltrane, Shabaka Hutchings, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Guiliana, and Bill Frisell.

Pushing the dynamic and sonic capabilities of the guitar quartet, the music doffs a hat to these influences, whilst exploring driving groove and propulsive energy.

Ben Haskins – guitar and compositions
Ben Powling – tenor saxophone
Owen Burns- bass
Theo Goss- drums

Bandcamp: Twenty Twenty/Laid Up | Ben Haskins Quartet



15 May 2021

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