London based trumpeter Steve fishwick has played with most leading UK jazz musicians (Sir John Dankworth, the BBC Big Band, Peter King and Mike Carr amongst many, many others), many of the leading European musicians such as George Mraz, Dado Moroni and Joe Haider and many US musicians such as Anita O' Day (recording with her on her last album 'Indestructible!'), Scott Hamilton, Herb Geller, Lanny Morgan, Richie Cole, Bob Cranshaw, Earl May, Lew Soloff, Clifford Jarvis, Ronnie Cuber, Keith Copland, Ben Dixon, John Riley and Hod O' Brien amongst others. He won the 2002 British Jazz Awards 'Rising Star' prize and in the same year toured the UK with Alan Barnes in place of the great U.S. trumpeter Conte Candoli who sadly and unexpectedly passed away. He leads his own quartet and co- leads a quintet with Welsh saxophonist Osian Roberts, with whom he recorded an album in NYC with legendary American pianist Cedar Walton and bass great Peter Washington.
"Unquestionably one of the finest trumpeters we've ever had in this country." Tony Hall, Jazzwise
"Trumpeter Fishwick takes the lead here on his first-ever quartet album. Piano is omitted in favour of Colin Oxley's guitar, much like the Art Farmer-Jim Hall collaborations, with bassist Dave Chamberlain and drummer Steve Brown rounding out the group. Fishwick is enamoured of the hard bop style of Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham, and his pristine sound and rapid-fire attack are right on the money - typified by a torrid run on 'Stablemates'. He also recalls Chet Baker's approach on 'That Old Feeling' following Chamberlain's opening theme statement.
This is resourceful music with a strong swing feel (bass, drums and Oxley's guitar are spot on), and, like all the best players, Fishwick seems to have time in hand. A terrific recording, and a classy milestone for Fishwick and company."
Peter Vacher - 'Upfront!' reviewed in Jazz UK