Pendulum- David Lyttle Quartet &Terrell Stafford
Belfast Drummer David Lyttle swings hard, and is on a mission to be Ireland's busiest collaborator, and now follows up recent projects involving US saxophonists Greg Osby and Jean Toussaint with an invitation to one of its finest trumpet exponents. With a bright swaggering tone and lines that dig deep into the jazz tradition, Philadelphian Terrell Stafford evokes the spirit of trumpet icons, adding his own distinctive accent to the assertive style of players across the years from Freddie Hubbard to Wynton Marsalis. From the early 90s onward, he has kept prestigious bandstand company, working with pianists McCoy Tyner, Kenny Barron and Cedar Walton, performing with the Mingus Big Band and Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra, and appearing on countless CDs, four as leader. On Monday nights in his New York stomping ground, you can find him among the horns of the legendary Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. In Dublin of a Sunday, he appears alongside Lyttle's regular trio with guitarist Mark McKnight and bassist Damian Evans.