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    The Greg Foat Group (feat. Warren Hampshire: The Bees)

    Festival
  • When
    22 June 21:00 - 23 June 01:00
    Hosted by:
  • GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL in conjunction with ATHENS OF THE NORTH RECORDS and DIVINE proudly present:

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    THE GREG FOAT GROUP feat. Warren Hampshire (The Bees)
    New Album Launch Party - Scottish live debut
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    “Greg Foat takes jazz to places where genres cease to matter and the music soars for the sake of it.” Ian Rankin

    Greg Foat (Fender Rhodes)
    Warren Hampshire (guitar)
    Clark Tracey (drums)
    Phil Achille (bass)
    Konrad Wiszniewski (tenor saxophone)

    + DJs Euan Fryer (Athens Of The North) & Andrew Divine (The Funk Room / Jazzman)

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    We are very proud to present internationally-acclaimed UK jazz keyboardist Greg Foat, who makes his Scottish live debut celebrating the launch of his 5th studio album “Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand” (by Hampshire & Foat) released on Edinburgh’s Athens Of The North label. On this latest epic, he has collaborated with fellow Isle Of Wight resident Warren Hampshire, best known as multi-instrumentalist with Mercury Award nominated The Bees. Previous albums on Jazzman Records have received widespread praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, BBC Scotland’s Jazz House and Chris Evans, and all are now highly sought after on the vinyl collectors’ scene.

    The Greg Foat Group fuse unique influences as diverse as keyboard-led 1960s UK jazz (by legends such as Michael Garrick and Gordon Beck), through 1970s soundtracks (from minimal masterpieces like Roy Budd’s iconic “Get Carter” to string-laden epics, such as John Barry’s “Midnight Cowboy”), via obscure library or “mood music” (echoes of Basil Kirchin, Piero Umiliani and Alan “Mohawk” Hawkshaw come to mind). Foat’s virtuoso Hammond, vibes, Moog, electric piano, harpsichord and, even, church organ take centre stage, perfectly complemented by some of the scene’s great talents.

    For this Scottish debut The Greg Foat Group boasts a stellar line-up consisting of Greg Foat (Fender Rhodes) and Warren Hampshire (guitar), joined by iconic figures Clark Tracey (drums), Phil Achille (bass) and Konrad Wiszniewski (tenor saxophone). The live music will be augmented by DJs Euan Fryer (Athens Of The North) and Andrew Divine (The Funk Room / Jazzman), two of Scotland’s most respected collectors, who’ll be spinning a deep and spiritual selection of vinyl dug deep from their archives, aimed squarely at the dancefloor.

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    DISCOGRAPHY

    THE GREG FOAT GROUP

    “Dark Is The Sun” (2011)
    “Girl And Robot With Flowers” (2012)
    “Live At The Playboy Club, London” (2014)
    “The Dancers At The Edge Of Time” (2015)
    “Cityscapes/Landscapes” (2016)

    HAMPSHIRE & FOAT
    “Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand” (2017)

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    “This is life Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to it” – Chris Evans – BBC Radio 2

    “A great new release from Jazzman Records, one of my top albums of 2011” – Gilles Peterson – BBC Radio 1

    “Perfectly out of step with polished Modern Jazz” – Jamie Cullum – BBC Radio 2

    “I’m loving this record right now” – Craig Charles – BBC 6Music

    “The Greg Foat Group are soul jazz for the 21st century” – Jazz Meet

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    Tickets: £12 (in advance) / £15 (on the door)

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