Sarah Tandy Album Launch, Ronnie Scotts, Monday 4 Mar 2019

The rising generation of British jazz talent, of which there’s been such press and media interest in the last few years, is really coming of age. Here we have a leading light of this new wave, pianist Sarah Tandy and her young band of starlets launching her album . The album, entitled “Infection in the Sentence”, is an accomplished affair, having sworn myself to a streaming-only life recently I’ve done a typical volte face and have been buying LPs over the last few weeks. Sarah’s album got a good run out this morning and I’m liking it very much. Any band with Femi Koleoso is worth seeing - what an amazing drummer he, the power he exudes into the drumkit is scary. I remember thinking that about a young Billy Cobham: well-honed tight power leads to some fantastic soloing. Anyhow the gig was a stonker.

From top left, Sarah Tandy, piano, Sheila Maurice-Grey, trumpet, Mutale Chashi, double bass, Femi Koleoso, drums, Binker Golding, tenor sax

From top left, Sarah Tandy, piano, Sheila Maurice-Grey, trumpet, Mutale Chashi, double bass, Femi Koleoso, drums, Binker Golding, tenor sax

From top left, Femi Koleoso, drums, Sheila Maurice-Grey, trumpet, Binker Golding, tenor sax, Sarah Tandy, piano, Mutale Chashi, double bass,

From top left, Femi Koleoso, drums, Sheila Maurice-Grey, trumpet, Binker Golding, tenor sax, Sarah Tandy, piano, Mutale Chashi, double bass,