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Andy Sugg Group (aus)

Tue Jul 13th, 2021
Audio Foundation,

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Andy Sugg returns for his third tour of New Zealand—and his first time on the road since the pandemic started...Andy’s musical connection with New Zealand has grown strong in recent years, his last tour featured his three tenor sax band, TTTenor.

For this concert at the Audio Foundation the Andy Sugg Group plays music from his avant-garde albums—one recorded in Berlin and the other in New York. Andy has a deep connection with the jazz avant garde, and has been one of very few Australian improvisers to see that style develop an “Australasian accent.” The openness and exploratory nature of this style is timeless. It continues to reinvent and reinvigorate itself as it fuses with new influences.

Andy’s stellar group features Kevin Field on piano, Mostyn Cole on bass, Mark Lockett on drums and Joe Kaptein on keyboard. The music is contemporary avant-garde fusion at its best.
The critics say – “brilliant, strongly surging, high-order music, consummate playing ...”

More from the critics ...
“Brilliant, sparkling, strongly surging… Sugg is a high order musician.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Andy Sugg has a rich tone, a rock solid technique and a sure attack that makes him one of the hottest tenor players in the country. Sugg is an outstanding soloist.” Rhythms Magazine
“Sugg’s playing is revelatory, yet always with deep soul and humanity in his delivery”
“Sugg is a dedicated warrior” David Liebman
“Andy Sugg, Afro-American rhythms from Australia: Is this Australian jazz’s moment to shine?” Corriere della Sera (Milan, Italy)
“A thoroughly engrossing new album by Andy, highlighting his brilliant musicianship and the consummate players with him at every turn” Gerry Koster (Dizzy Atmosphere PBD FM)
“Andy Sugg’s Wednesdays at M’s is a first class, wide ranging mélange of music created by an ensemble whose members are some of the genre’s leading players” Barry O’Sullivan (Fine Music FM)

jazz, Andy Sugg, Kevin Field, Mostyn Cole, Mark Lockett, Joe Kaptein

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