In November 2022 The Jon Lloyd Quartet reformed in some style. We filmed a performance at The Lighthouse Studio Poole UK, posted six pieces on Youtube and so transmission of the new music began!
The European jazz flavour of the music stands out clearly, with world music elements contained within the compositions and improvisations alike. The music is subtle yet direct. It is supposed to make you feel good!
The quartet is great. Stunning pianist John Law is a longstanding colleague and friend, and really the only pianist anyone need ever know! Drummer Alex Goodyear is a startling young talent who I feel really lucky to have in this group - he has got the widest range of sound and texture. Nick Pini on bass has the subtlest command of tone, bowing and groove.
Super-sub bassist Henrik Jensen played with us in February at Bristol Bebop club and Birmingham Jazz club. The music went very well, with really gratifying feedback.
This year we are recording and touring. Please watch this space for information. Meanwhile, please check out the Youtube playlist of The Jon Lloyd Quartet. We are proud…