Meerkat Parade have just released their debut album, the quartet all sharing a love and passion for taking the jazz tradition and moving it forward with new and exciting compositions. Their music is influenced by the likes of Julian Arguelles, the Allman brothers and Kurt Rosenwinkel. There is a colourful mixture of sensitive playing, subtle odd-time grooves and all out thrash.
Max Popp on drums has recently moved to Scotland from Chicago. Bringing with him all his experience from playing in the USA it has not taken him long to become active in the Scottish music scene, amongst others having recently performed on the BBC with Fraser Urquhart( up and coming Jazz musician of the year) and his trio. His energy and drive can be heard throughout the album.
Huw Rees plays Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes and piano on the record. He won the Dave Holland prize for composition whilst studying at Birmingham Conservatoire. His unique modern and compositional approach to improvising can be heard in his playing.
David Series has played with numerous bands and musicians around Scotland and further afield including trio HSK, trio RSP and Tom Gibbs. This band is his first project and recording as a band leader and consists of some recent compositions as well as some that have evolved over a few years.
David Series // Guitar
Huw Rees // Hammond Organ
Max Popp // Drums