Art Themen Saxophone
Pete Whittaker Organ
George Double Drums
“A first-rate trio..an excellent set..Themen is one of the very few totally original, utterly engaging jazz musicians around” – **** Dave Gelly – THE OBSERVER
What we have here is a first-rate trio playing jazz standards by such greats as Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock and Cannonball Adderley. Art Themen is one of the very few totally original, and at the same time utterly engaging jazz musicians around.
Usually, even with the best, you have some idea of where the improvisation is going, some route from A to B, but Themen will pile up ideas, apparently at random, maybe with the odd outlandish quotation for good measure, and when he’s finished, it all seems to have made sense.
The wonderful organist Pete Whittaker and the superb George Double on drums complete the trio.
“Themen, a veteran master now, in such eloquent form” – **** Peter Vacher – JAZZWISE
“Boistrous and inventive as ever..funky and swinging” – HI FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW
In any other country he’d be regarded as a national treasure” – Leonard Weinrich – LONDON JAZZ NEWS