At the double

Kris Reeder outside St Leonard's Church.  NNL-141130-130856009
Kris Reeder outside St Leonard's Church. NNL-141130-130856009

The 1984ensemble are upping the tempo in the new year by releasing the single Fifth Take on Monday and the No1 Oxford Jazz Session on February 2.

Fifth Take features Kris Reeder, pictured, on trombone, Polish trumpeter Marcin Wolniewicz and French pianist Jools.

Kris said: “Marcin is a truly wonderful trumpeter who I have worked with for more than a year.

“His playing is reminiscent of Miles Davis and features lyrical flowing melodic lines and intelligent musical phrasing. Jools is a brilliant pianist with a warm, fluent understanding of harmony. His playing is wonderful.”

The second release, No1 Oxford Jazz Session, again features Kris and Marcin Wolniewicz, withOxford-based pianist Phil Bastow and 14-year-old drummer Nikhil Damney.

It features a range of styles from traditional to experimental. Both releases will be available on Amazon and iTunes digitally.

The 1984ensemble regularly appear at the Grimsbury Jazz Club, which is held most Thursdays at St. Leonard’s Church in Banbury.

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