Promoting Contemporary Jazz in Northamptonshire
Anton Hunter is a composer and improviser living in Manchester. He leads his own trio, who have found airtime on Radio 3 in the last year and he can be found playing in a variety of settings with varying levels of improvisation, with musicians such as Mick Beck, Sam Andreae, Simon Prince, Rodrigo Constanzo, Phil Marks, David Birchall, Keith Jafrate and many more. He has been commissioned by the Manchester Jazz Festival to create an hour-long suite of music for the 2014 festival. His "Article 11" project is an 11-piece ensemble and features improvisation at it's core, aiming to draw the personalities of the musicians into the final outcome. Also ongoing is a set of saxophone quartet music, and a duo with baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts called Ripsaw Catfish. "love what they're doing with time .. there's a great sensuality about the way they play" Kevin Le Gendre, Jazz on 3. "signs of real writing talent in guitarist Anton Hunter; his spiky melodic style and heavy riffs reminiscent of John Zorn's early downtown groups" "Funky, punky, angular sax/guitar-led modern jazz from this newly emerging group ... they work through evolving textural washes and noir-ish folk moods through to full on skronk. Well worth a look." Chris Ackerley The Sound Of Now " "kick-ass solos from all its players, including guitarist Anton Hunter.” – John L. Walters The Guardian
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