John Turville dives in Head First – new album, tour and video


Pianist and composer John Turville returns with a new album, Head First, released on 22 February on Whirlwind Recordings, ahead of a run of UK live dates. His first solo album since 2012’s acclaimed Conception, the new album features his Quintet (above) of renowned saxophonist Julian Argüelles, trumpeter Robbie Robson, bassist Dave Whitford and drummer James Maddren. See an exclusive clip of the group performing the track 'Fall Out' below.

The band head out for an extensive series of gigs, dates are: Blue Room Theatre, Lincoln (8 Feb); Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London (album launch, 25 Feb); Herts Jazz, The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans (26 Feb); Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham (evening, 27 Feb); Workshop, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (afternoon, 28 Feb); Cambridge Modern Jazz Club at Hidden Rooms (evening, 28 Feb); The Fleece, Colchester (1 Mar); Royal Academy of Music, London (workshop, 2 Mar); Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral (4 Mar); St Ives Jazz Club, Great Western Hotel, Cornwall (5 Mar); Purcell School, Bushey (workshop and concert, 6 Mar); Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham (7 Mar); Leeds College of Music, Leeds (workshop, 8 Mar); Crookes Social Club, Sheffield (8 Mar) and The Verdict, Brighton (9 Mar).

– Mike Flynn

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