Partisans are known for bridging the gap between New York swing, European improv and UK jam - where the combination of each member's influences feeds a genuine creative spark generating huge excitement and energy. Co-led by two of the preeminent musicians of their generation, Phil Robson (guitars) and Julian Siegel (tenor sax & bass clarinet), the quartet line-up is completed by Thaddeus Kelly (bass) and Gene Calderazzo (drums).
They are widely acknowledged as the godfathers of the new wave of British post-jazz and improv, and have outlived many of the bands that have come since their formation. BBC Radio 3 asserts they are "one of the most exciting all star experimental groups in jazz today".
The album glistens with that welcomed no-holds-barred Partisans energy, full of their trademark shot of gritty rock riffs, mixed with P-Funk grooves and fresh use of electronica and multi-layering. The richly lyrical, strongly melodic and subtly tricksy compositions written by Robson and Siegel provide the framework and starting point, underpinned by the rock solid, freewheeling and supercharged rhythm section of Kelly and Calderazzo.
Personnel: Julian Siegel (saxophones & bass clarinets), Phil Robson (guitars), Thaddeus Kelly (bass), Gene Calderazzo (drums)
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