Pete Hurt has been running large bands of varying sizes for about forty years. The present line-up is the largest yet and features veterans such as Henry Lowther and Andy Cleyndert who rub shoulders with younger players like Jon Scott, Josephine Davies and Robbie Robson. The band will be playing mostly original compositions by Pete several of which are featured on the British Jazz Awards nominated CD "A New Start" released on the Trio label.
TORI FREESTONE, MARTIN HATHAWAY, JOSEPHINE DAVIES, MICK FOSTER Reeds, JIM RATTIGAN French Horn, NOEL LANGLEY, ROBBIE ROBSON, HENRY LOWTHER Trumpets, NICK MILLS, OWEN DAWSON, RICHARD HENRY Trombones, DAVE POWELL Tuba, KATE WILLIAMS Piano, NICK COSTLEY-WHITE Guitar, ANDY CLEYNDERT Bass, JON SCOTT Drums, PETE HURT Arm Waving.
"Superb contemporary arrangements ....... A dream album" (Bebop Spoken Here)
"To hear the whole thing live would be a memorable experience" (Dave Gelly The Observer)