Polyphonic Jazz Band

A controversial claim: complex counterpoint – the combination of multiple independent melodies into a single harmonic texture in which each retains its linear character – has been noticeably under-explored in jazz. Fred Thomas’ Polyphonic Jazz Band explores improvised, spontaneous counterpoint, … Continued

Thomas Duo

  Peter Thomas – violin Fred Thomas – piano ……………………………………………………………………………………… With Eduardo Vassallo – cello (on tracks 9 & 14)   Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 32 in Bb major, KV 454, Largo – Allegro Feldman: Piece for violin and piano … Continued

Basquiat Strings

Basquiat Strings is a strings-based jazz quartet led by the cellist Ben Davis. Released in 2007, their first album, entitled simply Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford, was one of the 2007 Mercury Prize nominees. The second incarnation of Basquiat Strings now features: Ben Davis … Continued