Simon Spillett Quartet
Claire Martin presents session music from the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring the stellar cast of Alec Dankworth on bass, John Critchinson on piano, Clark Tracey on drums and Simon Spillett on saxophone. Plus a preview of the jazz content featured at this year's Bath International Music Festival in the company of journalist and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre. In 2007, Simon Spillett was the 'Rising Star' at the BBC Jazz Awards and in 2009 his album 'Sienna Red' was voted Record Of The Year in the Jazz Journal of the Jazz Award.Simon's quartet featured a driving and energised style which has often been compared to the late Tubby Hayes, one of the jazz giants of the British be-bop generation. Simon is also a member of The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, and has accompanied many stars including veteran jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks as well as musicians from the world including Will Young, Mick Hucknall, Andrea Corr and Sharleen Spiteri.