"Three of England's most accomplished players... one of the year's most engaging recordings" Guitar Player Magazine
"Wingfield's guitar playing is mysterious, majestic, and blazing" Guitar Player Magazine
"There are so many electric guitar virtuoso albums ...it's so easy to overlook some of the better of these ...Mark Wingfield is a case in point..." Guitar Techniques
“almost moved me to tears.” BBC
"the six string winged, improvising Shaman...The word "Wow!" is spoken there in every tongue." Billy Sheppard Music That Matters
"Contemporary jazz doesn't get any better than this." Fretwired
"'less is more' in places as well as lightning playing in others, but always playing the right note in the right place." "...definitely deserves multiple listenings" iTunes review
“One of today’s most creative transatlantic musical voices” BMIC
“One of the UK’s best new composers” SPNM
“Simply one of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard in my long career, essential listening” Richard Newman (Ch4 TV music producer, presenter).
"uplifting...inspiration...engaging...organic...cleansing" Guitar Techniques Magazine
"Jane Chapman plays with brilliance and sensitivity" Classic CD
"her virtuosity commands attention" BBC Music Magazine
"Britain’s most progressive harpsichordist" The Independent on Sunday
"Jane Chapman is a fearless contemporary music performer...... you have to respect Chapman's virtuosity and guts" The Guardian
"Played with dizzy virtuosity by the astonishing Jane Chapman" Musical Opinion
"Her progressive spirit and comprehensive technique have inspired composers to forge new parameters and sound worlds for the harpsichord with works of unprecedented musical and technological scope" Harpsichord & Fortepiano
"The sorceress of the harpsichord" Radio Times
"Stylish and eloquent" The Times
"Ballamy plays with exquisitely tender grace" John Fordham
"playing in a lyrical class of his own" The Guardian
"leaves you in absolute awe" BBC
"One of the stars of his generation of UK jazz musicians." Jazzwise
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAYERS:
Mark has been called "the six string winged, improvising shaman" (Music That Matters). Words such as "guitar virtuoso" "uplifting" "inspiration" "organic" and "cleansing" (Guitar Techniques Magazine) have been used to describe Mark's playing and music. He has toured extensively across Europe and as far afield as Istanbul with his own group as well as with other jazz groups such as Scapetrace and SMQ.
Mark's interest in world music has led him to collaborate with non-western musicians such as Lebanese singer Samia Afra, Turkish musician Gökhan Özyavuz, Zambian singer KT Lumpa and others. As well as jazz, his composing extends into classical forms, his pieces being performed by top classical musicians in NY, London and elsewhere.
Described as "Britain's most progressive harpsichordist" (The Independent on Sunday) and "the hippest harpsichordist around" (London Metro), Jane has revitalised new repertoire for the instrument. Equally passionate about contemporary and baroque music she has inspired a generation of composers, premiering numerous solo, chamber and electroacoustic works worldwide from many of todays foremost new voices.
As "a fearless contemporary music performer" (The Guardian), she is involved in cutting edge collaborations with groundbreaking musicians and visual artists, exploring innovative approaches to performance.
Renowned in Europe as the "Fantastic Englishman", Touring extensively world-wide he has appeared at most international festivals and venues. Ballamy can be heard on over 40 CDs. A long time collaborator with Django Bates and Bill Bruford's Earthworks. He has also played with Arve Henriksen, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Norma Winstone, John Parricelli, Ronnie Scott, Mike Gibbs, Dewey Redman, Loose Tubes and many others.
Parallel to his international jazz career, Ballamy has pursued his interest in world music. He has performed and forged strong working relationships with renowned musicians from Hungary, Norway, Spain, Sudan, Brazil and beyond...