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Allison Neale Quartet Tribute to Paul Desmond and Jim Hall

American born altoist Allison Neale’s beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper with whom she has a particular affinity.
As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank and more recently tenorist Scott Hamilton as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth ‘Generations‘ Band and the “Back to Basie’ Orchestra.

For this special project, altoist Allison Neale and guitarist Colin Oxley recreate the magical pairing of Paul Desmond, best known for his long standing association with Dave Brubeck, and Jim Hall, guitarist with Sonny Rollins. Drawing from these influences, they explore their own unique musical partnership, while staying true to the nature of the original recordings, beautiful in their simplicity and elegance. They are joined by wonderful bassist Dave Whitford and superb drummer Matt Fishwick to complete the lineup. '

“Allison Neale plays the alto saxophone with a tone so light and airy it positively melts at the edges” Dave Gelly, Observer

“ A talent to savour” Peter Vacher, Jazz UK

Lineup

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