Wednesday 31st August 2022 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £15.00
A beautifully fluent and inventive player on both alto sax and flute, Allison Neale plays in a strongly melodic “West Coast cool jazz” style reminiscent of her main influences Paul Desmond (of Dave Brubeck fame), Art Pepper and Stan Getz. Her brilliant compositions, relaxed tempo and melodic approach provide a fresh insight into modern jazz and her work in groups such as John Dankworth’s Big Band have established Allison as one of the scene’s leading sax and flute players. Her latest album, 'Quietly There' on Ubuntu Music featured internationally renowned guitarist Peter Bernstein and earned glowing reviews ("A release to make the heart leap", London Jazz News) for its musicality and choice of material, further increasing Allison's profile amongst those in the know. For this 606 show Allison will be joined by her 'West Coast Quartet', featuring Colin Oxley-guitar, Jeremy Brown-bass & Matt Fishwick-drums.
"A completely delightful album... the more carefully one listens, the more deeply this very fine album beckons one in to its subtleties and its joys." The Arts Desk; "... her meltingly full, sweet tone... unfailingly melodic sense and thorough engagement with the harmony of the standard-based repertoire... never sounds trite" Jazz Views; “Neale...a talent to savour” Jazz UK