“Once in a while, an album like this appears on the horizon,
becoming the unputdownable Earworm that Costello portrays at the heart
of his colourful recording.”
- London Jazz News
"Connections is a very enjoyable and often very beautiful album, one that again demonstrates
Costello’s flair for melody and his ability
to build and sustain
a specific mood or feeling."
= The JazzMann
Julian Costello Quartet
Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
"This is a great album: strong, tenacious in its quality and simply makes a great listen," wrote Jazz in Europe's Sammy Stein when reviewing the Julian Costello Quartet's 2016 CD, Earworm, while Bebop Spoken Here's Lance Liddell said this of 2021's Connections: "All in all, masterfully written and played, elegant and expressive. I'd wholeheartedly recommend giving this a listen."
A musician who cites Jan Garbarek, Ralph Towner, John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix among his influences, Julian's playing has a sense of graceful lyricism and an inner strength, carefully crafting his improvising, which is beautifully structured and mellow.
All four musicians have strong and distinctive Individual voices, but the sound they collectively produce is warm, playful, intimate, intricate, intense and, most importantly, far from banal or boring. Indeed, quite the opposite.
Julian Costello (Saxes), Maciek Pysz (Guitars), Jakub Cywinski (Double Bass), Adam Teixeira (Drums).
Tickets: £15 / £13 Concessions. Students £6 (+ Booking Fees)
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm
"This is highly melodic music that is readily accessible, but consistently intriguing, and full of rhythmic sophistication. It all makes for a very distinctive album and one that deserves to do well.” - The JazzMann
"in Connections: without borders, Julian Costello and his quartet interpret the saxophonist’s
original chamber jazz writing which meanders between wistfulness, adventure and perky mischief."
- London Jazz News