Harrison Smith - Tenor / Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
Liam Noble - Piano
Mark Sanders - Drums
Liam Noble piano
He has performed and recorded with Stan Sulzmann, Anita Wardell, John Stevens and Harry Beckett, Phil Robson with the New York rhythm section of Drew Gress and Tom Rainey on bass and drums. “Sleepthief” a free improv trio with Tom Rainey and Ingrid Laubrock. Other frequent collaborators have included Christine Tobin, Paul Clarvis and Julian Siegel. His growing reputation as a free improviser has also resulted in recent performances with Mary Halverson, Marc Ducret, Mat Maneri, Evan Parker, Okkyung Lee and Peter Evans.
“Liam Noble, a musician who just keeps getting better” The Guardian
“a brilliant pianist” John Fordham, The Guardian
Mark Sanders drums
Mark has had a career taking in many styles and genres, from classical to free improvisation. He has played with many renowned improvising musicians including Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Roswell Rudd, Okkyung Lee, Barry Guy, Jah Wobble, Charles Gayle, Peter Evans, Trevor Watts, William Parker, Nate Wooley, Ivo Perelman and Nicole Mitchell.
“a gifted player capable of seamless movement between free-rhythms and propulsive swing” John Fordham. The Guardian
“…Mark is just incredible and immensely diverse, it is difficult to tell what he is doing to get some of these sounds.”
Bruce L Gallenter Downtown Music Gallery. NY
Harrison Smith – tenor/soprano saxophones bass clarinet
Harrison has performed across a wide spectrum of the music, from jazz standards to the cutting edge and experimental. He has worked with the American pianist Marilyn Crispell, Chris McGregor, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, Louis Moholo and has performed with such varied groups as S. African inspired ‘District Six’, Barry Guy’s’ London Jazz Composers Orchestra’, the ’ Free Jazz Quartet’ with Paul Rutherford and Eddie Prevost, a duo with Jim Dvorak,, and the “Harrison Smith Quartet (with Liam Noble on piano)
“Smith’s qualitative music-making looms rather large among the hordes of jazz ensemble offerings that hit the streets on a regular basis.” Allaboutjazz.com U.S.A
“the ease with which he combines apparent opposites (structure/freeform, smooth/abrasive, harmony/dissonance) is a hallmark of his highly individual style.” Brian Morton Penguin book of Jazz