PINE - RED SHADOW QUARTET
CD recorded in 2006
Review of ‘Pine’ from Musician Magazine:
Norwich four-piece - Peter Hayes (piano), Dave Pullin (double bass), Trevor Rowland (sax) and Rob Masters (drums) - present eight cuts of thoughtful small band jazz. Peter and Dave demonstrate their ability at writing smooth yet challenging tunes that are handled skilfully and with care by the quartet.
Recorded live at the King of Hearts, this album modestly represents a strata of British jazz that goes about it’s business without undue fuss and yet illustrates just how many good but often-unheralded players we have up and down the country. Named after Red Garland and Shadow Wilson, the band moves through the series of originals including stand-out tracks Circle with it’s punchy piano chords and rhythmic sax stabs, and the reflective Man Made of Rain.
Review by David Wakefield in the Eastern Daily Press:
It doesn't take a genius to work out that this is a home-grown work! The Red Shadow Quartet is a Norwich based jazz foursome - Peter Hayes (piano). Trevor Rowland (tenor and soprano saxophones), Dave Pullin (double bass) and Rob Masters (drums) - who like to play their own material alongside the usual Monk, Mingus and co, and do it very well. Five tracks are by Hayes and three by Pullin and are greatly contrasting. The gentle title track features wistful soprano sax from Rowland over Hayes' thoughtful piano and sets the standard for an impressive album. A word of praise for the recording clarity, too. The album was made at the King of Hearts in Norwich, by Paul Keeler and mixed at Keeler's Sugati Sound studio. Pine is available at Prelude Records, St. Giles, Norwich, or from the quartets website. (fine text is changed from the original)
2 tracks from the albummp3
Man made of Rain