"A collection of original material, drawing on elements of Jordanous’ primary influences; Roy Hargrove, Mike Brecker, Wynton Marsalis and Miles Davis, combined with the more contemporary sounds of Till Bronner, Joshua Redman, Christian Scott and The Mason Brothers Band, aiming to create an individual and atmospheric sound through the approach of both composed and improvised performance"
"And Now I Know.." is the eagerly awaited new album from trumpeter Paul Jordanous, his first under his own name, having previously appeared on over 25 released albums, including with the Clark Tracey Sextet, Martha High & Speedometer, David Essex, Scott McKeon, Baker Brothers, Soundspecies & Atomic Hooligan.
Paul Jordanous (Trumpet & Flugel)
Paul Booth (Tenor Sax)
Piers Green (Alto Sax)
Tom White (Trombone)
Lewis Wright (Vibes)
Bill Mudge (Piano & Rhodes)
Kit Downes (Piano & Rhodes)
Mark Rose (Double Bass)
Chris Nickolls (Drums)
Accomplished young trumpeter Paul Jordanous emerged in Clark Tracey's Sextet a year or two back and now makes his way as a freelance. His 'And Now i Know' is very much a personal project; all eight pieces are his, as is the label, and a very classy affair it is. Other Tracey alumni like altoist Piers Green, Kit Downes (mostly on Fender Rhodes) and vibist Lewis Wright appear alongside harum- scarum tenorist Paul Booth to play cat-and-mouse on the opening 'Kenny Quirky Suite', just one in in a series of imaginative performances. I liked the extra mean from Tom White's trombone and Green's lucidity on the softly pleasing 'Passing Through'. Wright is impressive here, as well. (PV)
JAZZ UK - AUG/SEPT 2012 ISSUE 106
The debut album "And Now I Know" from The Paul Jordanous Ensemble features eight original pieces penned by trumpeter Jordanous. The writing is fresh and contemporary and Jordanous has arranged the material intelligently for a variety of voicings- the ensemble ranges from a sextet to a nonet and the group delivers beautiful playing throughout.
Do yourself a favor and wrap your ears around "And Now I Know." When you finish, in addition to saying, "Wow" you will be tempted to say, "And Now I Know."
(Californian Radio Station)
Steve Scarborough – “It's Just Jazz”
NOMINATION FOR CD OF THE YEAR
"world class grooves" (10/10 Stars)
- INDIE MUSIC DIGEST - (Based in Seatlle, WA USA)
Paul performs regularly around the UK & Europe with Artists and bands from various musical genres. He has recently been on tours with artists as diverse as German Funk Outfit 'Mighty Mocambos with Gizelle Smith', US Soul Legend 'Sir Joe Quarterman', British Funk & Soul band 'The Jezebel Sextet', and The 'Glenn Miller Orchestra'.
He has performed live with; (selected) New York Voices, Peter King, Don Weller Big Band, Laurence Cottle, Alan Barnes, Mornington Locket, Lillian Boutte, Bobby Worth Quintet, Mike Garrick Orchestra, Michael Henderson, Jean Carne, Noel Mckoy, Keni Burke, Valentine Brothers, Sheree Brown, Shola Ama & Jodie Prenger, and appeared on many Radio and TV Broadcasts in both the UK and overseas.