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AuB

photo credit: Dave Stapleton/Edition Records

'Cool, uncompromising virtuosity... gorgeous ideas blazing a fresh trail''

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'There’s a warm, inclusive spirit at work that doesn’t compromise the fierce artistic vision. It is fair to say that this quartet is firing on all four cylinders"

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‘AuB is actually doing something completely unique… Rhythmically, melodically and sound-wise, this sounds so special’

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'An underlying thought which is rather beautiful, namely that all the musical personalities brought together are individually preserved"

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AuB is masterminded by Alex Hitchcock ('an incredible saxophonist – Walter Smith III) and Tom Barford ('a new star in the jazz firmament' – Evan Parker). Acclaimed as composers as well as instrumentalists, their 2020 debut release on Edition Records was hailed as a 'direct hit' by German magazine JazzThing and saw them nominated for an Ivor Novello award. Their music combines deft melodies, swirling cross-rhythms, complex interplay and fiery intensity.

AuB's touring group features trailblazing bassist and Phronesis founder Jasper Høiby and fearless drummer Marc Michel, known for his work with the French group EYM Trio.