SPECTRUM: Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’
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SPECTRUM live presents Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’, a project that represents both the best in contemporary jazz as well as its international, collaborative nature, with two of New York’s most respected jazz musicians Tom Rainey and Dave Binney, joining composer and bassist Ronan Guilfoyle, and emerging guitarist Chris Guilfoyle.
Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists - always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.
‘Hands’, as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan’s long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation. As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom’s twenty year association.Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – Guilfoyle's ‘Hands’ is state of the art jazz music for our times.
'It’s music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits' - Londonjazznews.com