The Impossible Gentlemen



Mike Walker guitar, Gwilym Simcock piano, Adam Nussbaum drums and Steve Swallow electric bass Saturday 23 June 8pm

Quote from John Fordham in the Guardian this week

"A combination of technical firepower and swashbuckling confidence has made this UK and US quartet one of the most attractive new postbop bands around. The band spiritedly collide the casual song-spinning of a Pat Metheny ensemble with scorching melodic intricacies (notably from pianist Gwilym Simcock) and bursts of raw electric blues from guitarist Mike Walker that put him in John Scofield's class. With Americans Steve Swallow (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums) adding dynamism and experience, they've sounded more like a world-class outfit with every re-emergence"

Seven Jazz Leeds proudly present  "The Impossible Gentlemen" . It will be good to see this perfectly balanced transatlantic band playing in the intimate Seven Arts venue with it's good acoustics. The band are one of the most exciting and satisfying jazz collaborations for a very long time. There will be a particular joy in hearing the north's jazz son Mike Walker finally getting some of the attention and acclaim he so thoroughly deserves.

This new project is full of inspirational improvisational playing. They will be performing new music written  specially for the quartet by Gwilym, Mike Steve and Adam and from their new CD “Laughlines”


The Impossible Gentlemen are at Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS73PD on SATURDAY 23rd June at 8pm. Tickets are £20 full price, £18 concessionary price, available in advance from Seven Arts or by ringing 0113 26 26 777