Chris Biscoe/Kate Williams Quartet

Chris Biscoe/Kate Williams Quartet

Out to Lunch – part of the EFG London Jazz Festival

Thursday 21 November 2019, 12:00

Venue: Culford Room at Cadogan Hall

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Chris Biscoe/Kate Williams Quartet Past Event


Chris Biscoe alto/soprano sax, alto clarinet
Kate Willams piano
Flo Moore bass
Tristan Mailliot drums

The Chris Biscoe/Kate Williams Quartet is an exciting blend of old and new forms featuring some of the most creative players on the contemporary London jazz scene.

The quartet draws on a wide spectrum of the jazz repertoire, from traditional forms (Petite Fleur), the American Songbook, bebop and post-bop (Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk), contemporary British compositions by Chris Biscoe, Kate Williams and Pete Hurt, and Benjamin Britten’s quirky take on the blues, Roman Wall Blues.

Chris Biscoe has played with many leading jazz figures including George Russell, Hermeto Pascoal, Kenny Wheeler, Dewey Redman and Chris McGregor. His 40-year association with Mike and Kate Westbrook has resulted in several award-winning albums and international tours. Chris has produced a series of CDs re-examining aspects of the jazz tradition, including the work of Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus and Gerry Mulligan with Paul Desmond.

Kate Williams is a prize-winning pianist who has written for and produced eight albums, five for her own record label kwjazz. Her latest, Finding Home, with Georgia Mancio, jazz trio and string quartet was released in 2019 to great critical acclaim. Kate is a member of the Mingus Profiles Sextet with Chris Biscoe. Her playing is marked by great clarity, rhythmic drive and melodic invention.

Flo Moore is one of the most versatile and sought after bass players on the contemporary scene. Equally adept on acoustic and electric bass, she has performed with Peter King, Jason Rebello, Bobby Watson, Henry Lowther’s Still Waters, and is a member of the Tom Barford and Tom Ridout bands.

Tristan Mailliot played on several of Kate Williams’ records, and has appeared with Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Stan Tracey, John Dankworth, Fred Hersch, Jim Mullen and many other international artists. He leads the Loire Funk All-Stars featuring Flo Moore.

‘Biscoe is a saxophonist of great lyricism… his conception embraces everything from blues and gospel roots to free improvisation and jazz-rock’
(The Rough Guide to Jazz)

‘…crisp, incisive and totally at one with the rhythmic ebb and flow’
(The Observer on Kate Williams)

Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)

Ticket Information

Admission free!

No need to book – just turn up. (Please note, seating is very limited. Refreshments available.)

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