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Jazz, Contemporary
United Sound Records
October 13, 2014

Format: Compact Disc



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Highly acclaimed saxophonist Jesse Bannister brings together MOBO award winning pianist Zoe Rahman, double Mercury Prize nominated percussionist Seb Rochford and Corrine Bailey Rae bassist Kenny Higgins for an exciting and innovative exploration of jazz and Indian music.

Embroidered with elements of jazz, and imprinted with a distinctive new take on the Asian fusion of the 1980s and '90s, 'Play Out' is a landmark collection of highly inventive and truly collaborative pieces. Followers of Jesse will recognise his trademark style as he effortlessly weaves a tapestry of Raag and Taal. The result is an album of immense quality, warmth and integrity.

Jesse Bannister has toured both nationally and internationally and has performed alongside many highly acclaimed artists including Grammy winner Bikram Ghosh, Mercury Prize winner Talvin Singh, the Halle Orchestra and Andy Shepherd.

Jesse's strengths as a composer and performer mark him out as one of the country's leading innovative musicians and this impressive quartet is a powerful vehicle to express Jesse's compositions and interpret his music with outstanding ability. Rahman's unique and intricate style coupled with Bannister's impressive technical and creative ability and the solid, intricate rhythms of Rochford and Higgins come together to form a formidable sound.

"An intricate and evocative fusion of jazz and Indian music." - Jazz FM

Personnel: Jesse Bannister (saxophone), Zoe Rahman (piano), Kenny Higgins (bass), Seb Rochford (drums)

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(4 stars) It's clear Bannister plenty of ideas and a strong presence as a soloist ...Rahman contributes a great deal to the album's success, 'Dreamin' finds Bannister at his communicative best. A pleasure to listen to.

Marlbank, (Stephen Graham), September 21, 2014

It's impressive. A fluent technique and a melodic flare combine to make him one of the more interesting guys to grace the buoyant Yorkshire scene...The perfect foil for Bannister, Zoe's own contributions are no less than what we've come to expect from her.

Bebop Spoken Here, (Lance Liddle), September 25, 2014

Bannister is a committed saxophonist with a fruity tone and forceful attack. His themes and lines twist and turn at speed, delivering microtonal slurs, unexpected accents and blues inflections in equal measure...Rahman's on top form, the vibe is good and they'll go down a storm live.

Jazzwise, (Mike Hobart), November 2014

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number USR0001
Barcode 7640157611099
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Bass Kenny Higgins
Drums Seb Rochford
Piano Zoe Rahman
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Kennergy -
2. Cojeste -
3. The Pearl -
4. Screaming -
5. Quixotic -
6. Com Tensao -
7. Dreamin' -