Impossible Gentlemen

 

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The Band

Mike Walker - Guitars

Gwilym Simcock - Piano and melodica

Steve Swallow - electric bass

Adam Nussbaum - drums

 

"This shimmering jewel of style and substance is jazz at its most exalted, and simply has to be heard. Here's a crude and approximate map reference, but one that gets close to the buried treasure. Imagine guitarist Pat Metheny's trio masterpiece, Day Trip (Nonesuch, 2007), add a pianist of commensurate genius, and you are banging on the disc's front door. It is that good" - Chris May, All About Jazz, May 30th 2011.

 

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Mike is touring with the 'Impossible Gentlemen'. Get your tickets now. See the gigs page for details.

 

Lots more information on the band website at http://www.impossiblegentlemen.com/

 

VOTED MOST MEMORABLE GIG IN 2010 BY THREE OUT OF FIVE JOURNALISTS IN JAZZUK

 

TOUR WITH MIKE WALKER, STEVE SWALLOW, ADAM NUSSBAUM ENDS WITH A SELL-OUT CROWD AT THE OPERA THEATRE AT THE RNCM AT THE MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

DATES: 9-24 JUNE | 23-27 JULY |1-9 SEP |1-13 NOV 2011

 

RAVE REVIEWS FOR QUARTET WITH MIKE WALKER, STEVE SWALLOW, ADAM NUSSBAUM

 

5 STARS ***** BBC Music Magazine

"Packing more into eight tracks than many could manage in that number of albums ...it’s simply outstanding"

 

GUARDIAN 4 STARS **** "Jazz supergroups are volatile concoctions, bespoke teams of virtuosi often just getting in each other's way. But the Anglo-US quartet built from scratch this week around the untried partnership of pianist Gwilym Simcock and Salford Mike Walker, with Americans Steve Swallow on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums, fulfilled all its promise – and then some". read more

 

LEICESTER MERCURY

"A packed Embrace Arts Centre enjoyed a world-class performance by an international jazz group on its way to Ronnie Scott's and a European tour". read more

 

JAZZWISE

"Gwilym Simcock Dazzles With Ango-American Supergroup At Bergen Nattjazz Festival" read more

 

JAZZ BREAKFAST

"Let’s hope it becomes more than a one-tour stand. The band is going on to play around Europe but if you are within driving distance of either Leicester (Embrace Arts Centre tonight) or London (Ronnie Scott’s tomorrow) – so, anywhere on the mainland, in other words – I’d urge you to get along. It’s the real deal". read more

 

LONDON JAZZ BLOG

"This should be the start of something big". read more

 

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Simcock, Walker, Swallow, Nussbaum. CBSO Centre. 22 5 2010. - Images by Russ Escritt