KIT DOWNES

Post Bop / Jazz Related Improv/Composition / Third Stream / Avant-Garde Jazz • United Kingdom
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Kit Downes is a British jazz pianist. Downes plays regularly with his own trio, Stan Sulzmann, Troyka, The Golden Age of Steam, Sam Crockatt and Clark Tracey - and has played with Joe Locke, Gilad Atzmon, Empirical, Gerard Presencer, Seb Rochford, Iain Ballamy, Peter Ind, Gwyneth Herbert, John Warren and Eugene Skeef. He has also performed with British bands Fraud, Asaf Sirkis' Inner Noise, Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble, Acoustic Ladyland, Nostalgia 77, 2000 Black, Silhouette Brown and Dennis Rollins' Badbone and Co.

Downes attended Norwich School, the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music.

He was a member of Empirical, appearing on their debut album, Empirical (Destin-e Records). The album, produced by Courtney Pine, was the Jazzwise album of the year and the Mojo album of the year in 2007. Work with Empirical included The North Sea Jazz Festival, The JVC Festivals in New York, Montreal and Newport, and Vancouver
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ECM 2018
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In the MeantimeIn the Meantime
Basho Records 2010
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Basho Records 2011
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Basho Records 2010
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KIT DOWNES Golden album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden
Post Bop 2009
KIT DOWNES Quiet Tiger album cover 3.05 | 3 ratings
Quiet Tiger
Post Bop 2011
KIT DOWNES Light From Old Stars album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Light From Old Stars
Post Bop 2013
KIT DOWNES Kit Downes & Tom Challenger: Wedding Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kit Downes & Tom Challenger: Wedding Music
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
KIT DOWNES Tricko album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tricko
Third Stream 2015
KIT DOWNES Kit Downes and Tom Challenger: Vyamanikal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kit Downes and Tom Challenger: Vyamanikal
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
KIT DOWNES Obsidian album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Obsidian
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2018

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KIT DOWNES Quiet Tiger

Album · 2011 · Post Bop
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Kit Downes is known on British jazz (and rock)scene for some years, mostly as collaborator but by his prog project Troyka as well.

Kit Downes Trio is his jazz project,existing from 2005. Their debut album was released in 2009 and was one of the 12 albums shortlisted for the 2010 Mercury Music Prize. Quiet Tiger is trio's second release.

British jazz scene (differently from prog rock one)isn't world leading even if has long tradition and some world class jazz musicians. It's great to see that during last years some new talented bands took it by storm. First of all I am speaking about great Led Bib (another Mercury Prize winner).

Kit Downes Trio came not for revolution, but mostly for developing of best jazz tradition, partially American piano-based trios.Second band's album is very eclectic (for good and bad). It's great that almost every composition is different, but album in whole sound a bit unfocused, more like collection of unrelated songs. I expect main reason is band just searching their musical face testing different directions - from heavily Jarrett-influenced post-bop pieces to almost ambient ECM-like slow liquid songs to some flirting with nu jazz aesthetics.

Musicians are competent technically and in general all the album sounds enjoying. Some moments are even great, but there are a bit too much fillers and still all album sounds as collection of some successful tunes and some a bit faceless ones.

Interesting and promising message from younger British jazzmen generation, hope their best works are still ahead.

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