Jim Hart – vibraphone
Michael Janisch – double bass
Dave Smith – drums
This critically acclaimed trio with two albums to their name is Jim's current main focus as a band leader. They are exploring and pushing the boundaries of the vibraphone trio.
"London-based Cloudmakers Trio shakes up everything in sight on its second release. Abstract Forces further highlights the group’s exceptional vibraphone-bass-drums telepathy... draws from such diverse musical worlds—including free-jazz, funk, electronic experimentation, pure swing and unbridled improvisation... their music is not only impossible to resist, but gets better with repeated plays." - 4 Stars, Downbeat Magazine
Jim Hart – vibraphone, drums
Ivo Neame- piano, saxophone, clarinet
Having been playing together since the beginning of the century, Jim and Ivo have developed a superb empathy for one another’s playing – 'as if they are finishing each other’s sentences'. Their music is often rhythmically charged whilst being very fluid and open.
“Rhythmically and sonically unabridged with an impeccable groove and plenty of energy.” - Jazzwise Magazine
Marius Neset – tenor and soprano saxophones
Jim Hart – vibes
Ivo Neame – piano
Petter Eldh – double bass
Anton Egar – drums
Marius Neset and his companions present a shimmering kaleidoscope of forms of expression and influences and delight with compositional and instrumental complexity.
“If the reputation he has built in such a short time in Europe can somehow be brought across the ocean to North American audiences in a way that gives him the exposure he deserves, Neset is well on his way to being as influential to his generation as others, like Chris Potter and Michael Brecker, have been to theirs.”- All About Jazz
Julien Lourau – saxophones and electronics
Hannes Reipler – electric guitar
Dave Maric – piano, electronics
Jim Hart – drums
After meeting a French Saxophonist and a Serbian/Greek composer/pianist, an Austrian guitarist (together with long-time associate; an English drummer) decided from November 2012 to transform his monthly residency in Clapton into an electronic influenced free-improvised event. Electric Biddle have now defined their identity as a group through recycling and remixing their extensive body of work, evolving their rich vocabulary whilst keeping improvisational freedom and spontaneity.
“It is powerful without being too loud. They master their sound within the organised chaos.”
- Le Jars Jase Jazz
Ivo Neame – piano
Tori Freestone – saxophone and flute
Jim Hart – vibes
Tom Farmer – double bass
Dave Hamblett – drums
The Ivo Neame Quintet features some of the most unique and creative musicians working in the UK. Their ability to improvise with subtlety and reckless abandon in equal measure results in music that is fresh, uncompromising and brimming with energy.
“A statement in how far contemporary British jazz has come.”
- The Evening Standard
Daniel Erdmann – Saxophone and compositions
Théo Ceccaldi – Violin and Viola
Jim Hart - Vibraphone
Daniel Erdmann's Velvet Revolution is free from intent, the desire to illustrate, although it does contain a number of illusions. The music draws from the confrontation with reality and bubbles from the imagination. You don't need to know what the titles have to do with the pieces when the sounds speak for themselves.
Antoine Berjeaut – Trumpet
Robin Fincker – Saxophone and Clarinet
Kit Downes – Keyboards
Jim Hart – Drums
Primitive London pays tribute to the marvels of British 'Library music' and its forgotten treasure from the Xxth century. This Anglo-French quartet winks at these psychedelic pieces, shady atmospheric ambiences and pelpum-worthy melodies that were used as radio interludes, tv programme trailers and other sonic backdrops.
It takes its turn inventing a soundtrack without a film, composing a repertoire of original music, digging tunnels between pop, jazz, electronic, free and art music.