Over the past decade, Adam Fairhall has forged an international reputation as a jazz pianist and improviser of exceptional versatility. To celebrate the recent release of his solo piano album ‘Friendly Ghosts’ on EfPi records, Adam will be performing a solo set as the first half of this gig. Expect a highly personal synthesis of early jazz and contemporary styles, with boogie figures played
in dissonant clusters and stride bass meeting free pointillism, all with an infectious energy and love of jazz piano in all its forms.
For the second half, Adam will be joined by brilliant tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip. A highly melodic and lyrical improviser with a deep understanding of jazz phraseology and abstract
improvisation, Mark was a key member of the well-known LOOP collective in London, and has now become a prominent player on the northern England scene. Adam and Mark will be essaying
everything from Monk and Herbie Nichols to Bley and Dolphy, via a forgotten standard or two. Expect intense musical conversation and constant invention.