EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS… Pigfoot

Taking some of the famous hits of the major figures of traditional jazz such as Louis Armstrong’s “Basin St Blues”, Fats Waller’s “Jitterbug Waltz” and Bessie Smith’s “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”, Pigfoot have re-worked the material into a unique combination of old and new, in which the originals are affectionately transformed by a deep knowledge of free improvisation, post-bop rhythmic systems and contemporary harmonic language. Chris Batchelor: trumpet Liam Noble: piano James Allsopp: baritone sax Paul Clarvis: drums “..stunning in their originality and almost anarchically gleeful sense of fun. Pigfoot reminded us that this music was once raucously subversive and intensely joyous.” Matthew Wright – londonjazznews.com

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