Downes, Kit - Quiet Tiger

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The second album from BBC Award-winning pianist/composer, Kit Downes and the follow-up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut album Golden. Downes is one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. A gifted composer and sparkling improviser, who brings an under-stated verve and earthy brilliance to the music. Quiet Tiger is aptly titled capturing the gentle charisma of Downes playing and his thoughtful brilliance. Darker and more textured than its predecessor, Quiet Tiger again features the Kit Downes Trio - bassist Calum Gourlay, drummer James Maddren as well as special guests Adrien Dennefeld on cello and James Allsopp on tenor saxophone and bass-clarinet. The rapport between the trio is clear but the extra voicings really bring Downes' music into focus, expanding his musical palate with a richer, deeper, more expressive sound that perfectly complements his evocative narratives and explosive improvisational journeys."

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