Glen Manby’s Homecoming
In 2015 Glen Manby was awarded an Arts Council of Wales Project Grant to compose, arrange and record a new repertoire with his recently-formed quintet. It was recorded with Steve Waterman, Leon Greening and Matt Home with Adam King on bass (we have Dave Chamberlain for our gig). The resulting CD, “Homecoming”, is available on the Mainstem jazz label, but we will have the great pleasure of hearing it live.
Here is part of a review of the CD by Dave Gelly of the Observer:
“Jazz is constantly throwing up new genres and forms, but hard bop continues to outlive them all.
Perhaps because it is technically demanding, it seems to attract more than its fair share of talented musicians too. Alto saxophonist Glen Manby is a case in point. Fully at home in the idiom, with a polished technique and mature tone, he’s an eloquent player. Normally based in Cardiff, he appears here with four of Britain’s A-team: trumpeter Steve Waterman, pianist Leon Greening, bassist Adam King and drummer Matt Home. Most of the tunes are Manby originals, plus pieces by Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones et al. All round, it’s a stylish session, with a good variety of mood and tempo.”
” Hard bop lives and is in no better hands than the Glen Manby Quintet” – London Jazz News
“…this is British jazz at its best” – The Jazz Rag
Glen Manby Alto Sax
Steve Waterman Trumpet/Flugel
Leon Greening Piano
Dave Chamberlain Double Bass
Matt Home Drums
About Fleece Jazz:
Fleece Jazz is an independent, non-profit association run by a voluntary committee who have been providing modern and contemporary jazz for 28 years. They book talented musicians and jazz bands from the UK and beyond to perform at Stoke by Nayland Resort, providing the perfect backdrop for these cherished and popular events.
Fleece Jazz events are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.