Trio Album released today!

Especially to coincide with International Jazz Day* (sort of), here is my brand new album…

Featuring James Adolpho on double bass and Johnny Hunter on drums.


It’s available from my shop, and you can stream it all there for free so you can try-before-you-buy.  I’m really happy with the performances we managed to capture, in particular Newsome never sounded like this before, and Aire really went into another space.  I’d say it’s definitely worth buying, not least Angela Guyton has done some great artwork for it, and taught me how to do lino-block printing in the process too.  So your CD will either be printed by me or her or a bit of both.

There’s still chance to buy them in person too, the album launch gig is at Matt & Phred’s in Manchester tomorrow (Wednesday 1st May) and we’ll also be playing at The Oxford in London on Monday 6th.

Thanks for listening, now here’s a picture of my cat.

*If you’ve read this far, here’s a little present – enter the code “jazzday” at the check-out to get a whopping 20% off the digital download. I spoil you, I really do…

Trio Album and Tour

(by Mark Whittaker)

I’ve been busy of late (one of the highlights was the Beats & Pieces destruction de-construction of a Bach piece for Comic Relief here) and I’m pleased to announced that my trio (with James Adolpho on bass and Johnny Hunter on drums) will be hitting the road this month, and with a new CD to show off too.

Thurs 11 April – Band on the Wall (with Troyka), Manchester
Weds 17 April – The Lescar, Sheffield
Fri 19 April – Ort Cafe, Birmingham
Sun 21 April – Splinter @ The Bridge, Newcastle
Weds 1 May – Matt & Phred’s, Manchester (album launch gig)
Mon 6 May – Jazz at the Oxford, London

I’m planning something special for the album launch night at Matt & Phred’s, and you can expect to see a special guest or two, but it’s a secret for now.  One thing that isn’t a secret though, here’s a track from the new album.  It’s due out on Monday 29th April via Efpi Records, but you’ll be able to buy it from us at a gig on the tour so come down and do that!

The album will be available to pre-order shortly, but in the meantime I hope to see you at a gig soon.