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I just released my new trio album 'Planet B'. A set of of cutting-edge, contemporary originals recorded in 2018 and 2019 at my studio and features the talents of drummer, Eric Ford and bassist, Dave Jones who completes a classic piano trio line-up.
Check it out on Bandcamp now, free to stream or download, or pay what you like
Eric Ford – drums:
Eric has been based in London since late 2006. He works a spectrum of music, from Clare Teal, Jason Rebello, Pee Wee Ellis and Marc Almond to Jim Mullen, Kevin Glasgow and contemporary jazz trio Partikel, plus ‘world music’ projects with Stefanos Tsourelis, Maciek Pysz and others.
Eric has played on 60 releases to date, one film soundtrack, and given drum master classes in London and at the China Drum Summit in Beijing in 2015 and 2016, sharing the bill with Dave Weckl, David Garibaldi and Mark Giuliana! He performs at Ronnie Scott’s, the Jazz Cafe with Ronnie Laws, and at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, and festivals in Europe, North America and China.
“The precision with which he plays complex patterns is a constantly striking feature” – John Fordham
Dave Jones – electric bass:
Dave's professional playing career spans theatre, TV, radio and performing both nationally and internationally, alongside numerous artists such as Juan Martin, Willard White, Jacqui Dankworth, BBC Big Band and the award-winning Pete Cater Big Band. He was also bass player for the exciting ‘Ronnie Scott’s Jazz and Soul Orchestra' featuring The Voice finalist and Eric Clapton band member Michelle John. He is a member of jazz collective ‘Way Out West’ and he composes his own projects such as ‘Dave Jones’ Nonet' and ‘Latin Affinity’ featuring soloists such as Roberto Pla, Tim Whitehead, Tony Woods, Henry Lowther, John Turville and Maciek Pysz.
The new quartet album is out now
Free to download or listen to on Bandcamp
This is the debut recording by the brand-new David Beebee Quartet, featuring Julian Nicholas on saxophones, Eric Ford on drums, David Beebee on piano and Jakub Cywinski on double bass. Julian is a longstanding member of Loose Tubes and has an important role in the Brighton and South Coast jazz scene not only as a player but also as an educator and promoter. Eric is an amazing drummer who plays with many interesting projects. "...the precision with which he plays complex patterns... are constantly striking features" says John Fordham in The Guardian. Polish-born Jakub, who is now resident in London, has toured all over the world with the best orchestras. As well as classical music he is also exploring his collaboration with contemporary jazz musicians. David Beebee plays piano and writes the tunes. He lives near Brighton and plays a variety of instruments. He also runs a recording studio and a small jazz record label and is busy writing all kinds of different music.
"Now prepared to be totally floored by the dynamic music of David Beebee" – Ronnie Scott's Magazine
“David Beebee is brilliant...his scores are world class" – Jazzwise magazine
"Nicholas is characteristically sure-footed and affecting - he has one of the most winsome tenor sounds in the UK and his soprano tone is simply exemplary in its keening purity…" - Chris Parker - Vortex Reviews
"Julian is one of those rare players whose playing is a direct reflection of his true character and nature. Uplifting, intelligent, positive, genuine and filled with joy. I've enjoyed listening to him every time - one of my real faves!" - Iain Ballamy
"[Julian] is a courageous soloist with a strong conviction about the importance of music to society, and he has the same energy now as when I met him - and the same cheeky twist!" - Django Bates
released May 4, 2020
Recorded at Beeboss Studios 2019
I have recently recorded an album with the Julian Costello Quartet, well actually Fish is the band name, and our debut recording is called Seascapes. It features ...
Julian Costello - Sax and compositions
David Beebee - Piano
Jakub Cywinski - double bass
Eric Ford - drums
It is available on Bandcamp ...
Also a few tracks are on Soundcloud...
Julian also did a nice meditative video for Youtube ...