"A formidable saxophonist... he’s an improviser to his fingertips, a player of forceful imagination, and one of the UK’s most distinctive saxophonists." John Fordham, The Guardian.
"The Vigorous, sometimes downright volcanic tenor sound of Ed Jones has long been one of the great live delights of British Jazz. His barnstorming ‘terrier with a rat’ approach raises the music's temperature whenever he solos." Chris Parker, Jazzwise.
"One of the most fluent and forceful saxophonists in Europe." Jack Massarik, Evening Standard.
"One of Europe's most exciting and innovative bandleaders." BBC Music Magazine.
released January 12, 2018
From the lonely afternoons
Olden tombs still hiding
Watch their shadows dance cadaverously
Their footprints make me feel I'm not alone
All so still around me
I suddenly look up
Surrounded by stars
As far as the eye can see,
Smiling through our history
Shining so bright
Playing like children of the night
Lyrics: Brigitte Beraha
Recorded and Mixed At Fish Factory Studios London June 2016
Production:Ben Lamdin/Ed Jones
Mastering: Lewis Hopkin / Stardelta
Design: Jeb Loy Nichols
Ed Jones Plays and Endorses DW Saxophones Exclusively.
TRACKS 1-4,6-7 Published by EJQ MUSIC/PRS/MCPS
1 Nomadology:7:36 Jones
2 Ebb And Flow (Part 1):8:50 Jones
3 Pandoras Box:4:57 Jones
4 Starbright(for wayne Shorter):7:47 Jones/Beraha
5 Marielyst:12:58 Jones
6 Solstice:11:42 Vosloo
7 Ebb And Flow (Part 2):10:27 Jones
Ed Jones:Tenor/Soprano Saxophones
Riaan Vosloo:Double Bass
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