Guy Hatton's PANTECHNICON is a suite of compositions for small electric jazz ensemble, and the group gathered to perform them.
The first performance took place at the Harrogate International Festival fringe in July 2010, and subsequently at the Grove Inn Jazz Club in Leeds in November 2010.
The CD of Guy Hatton's PANTECHNICON will be released on September 5 2011, and will feature: Guy Hatton (guitar), Phil Meadows (alto & soprano saxophones, electronics), Graham Clark (electric violin), Dave Evans (keyboards), Roger Inniss (bass guitar) and Jose Williamson (drums). The album will also be available as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon and other online stores.
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The best jazz gig in Harrogate since Wayne Shorter
Graham Chalmers, Fringe Festival Director.
The following night saw live improvised modern jazz (with
music sheets - obviously) in The Club (great leather seats,
relaxed Victorian charm and a good little bar!).
It was the debut of Harrogate musician Guy Hatton's
Pantechnicon. Though the band had had little time to
rehearse, the technical subtlety and instrumental skills of
Mssrs Graham Clark (violin), Dave Evans (keyboards),
Emlyn Vaughan (bass), Joe Williamson (drums) and,
especially, Phil Meadows (sax), not forgetting Hatton himself
on lead guitar, meant this ambitious selection of numbers
influenced by the best elements of
60s and 70s jazz plus modern ambient sounds and rock
stayed on a course full of imagination and melody. Harrogate