20th December 2017: “Brilliantly contemporary, modern, down to earth, high-level musical collaboration, with dense ensemble performance as well as outstanding individual solo performances.” Musik an Sich review Samuel Eagles ‘Ask, Seek, Knock’ amongst latest press highlights

Increasingly incandescent across the London jazz, funk and world music scenes, alto saxophonist and composer Samuel Eagles’ SPIRIT (saxophonist Duncan Eagles, pianist Sam Leak, vibraphonist Ralph Wyld, double bassist Max Luthert and drummer Dave Hamblett) with recent Whirlwind release  Ask, Seek, Knock.

 

 

 

 

Here are the latest press highlights from across Europe for  Ask, Seek, Knock :

“A varied and original recording… Check it out.”
Hi Fi Forum (website)

“A complex and fresh sound full of youthful vigour combined with an internalised feeling for the music”.
Sound & Image (website)

“The exuberant imaginings of the young line-up create something new and refreshing.”
Jazz Now

“Brilliantly contemporary, modern, down to earth, high-level musical collaboration, with dense ensemble performance as well as outstanding individual solo performances.”
Musik an Sich (website)

“A potent combination of fluid lyricism and free melodic motion.”
Bird Is The Worm (full review)

“Extremely effective alto and tenor saxophone arrangements… Fabulous.”​
All About Jazz (full review)

“An album worthy of attention.”
Culture Jazz (website)

“Fresh, instinctive and inspired… A superb album.”
Radio REC (website)

“A varied, independent recording with original compositions… Beautiful pairing of tenor and alto sax.”
Hi-Fi Forum (DE)  (website)

Luthert and Hamblett provide a sound rhythmic base from which the alto and tenor saxophones can cut loose.”
Rheinmain Magazine (website)

“Soulful and very creative pieces… The young composer Eagles shows a great maturity in his compositions.”
Musik an Sich  (website) 

“The musicians display joyous mood, inventiveness and spontaneity, inspired by the excellent compositions and the thoughtful arrangements of Samuel Eagles.”
Musik Zirkus (website)

“A tightly woven, colorful soundscape characterized by expressive, melodic riffs and convincing structural combinations… Amazing compositional maturity.”
Radio Dreyeckland (website)

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