We’ve got some big news. Three of London’s most prodigious and respected jazz musicians – flautist and saxophonist Finn Peters, drummer Tom Skinner and tuba player Oren Marshall – come together as The Grip.
Influenced and named after the classic free jazz album from saxophonist Arthur Blythe, the trio are also “inspired by stories fictional and true”, as the press release describes. “Their telepathic compositions encompass music from hard blues to free bop and deep funk.”
The Grip have recently announced their debut album, Celebrate, slated for a October 27th release via Slowfoot Records. Recorded in just one day, Celebrate is immediately alluring and resonates the trio’s wondrous and spontaneous creativity.
What’s more, The Grip are celebrating the launch of their new album with a special intimate performance at the Vortex Jazz Club in London this Thursday. If you’re around, don’t miss this chance to witness the band in action.
‘Acorn’ and ‘Saladin’ are two of the album’s tracks now available to stream. Wrap your ears around them.
Celebrate will be released on a limited edition vinyl and digitally and can now be pre-ordered.