Alan Skidmore Quartet
Featuring Alan Sidmore, Jason Rebello, Dave Green & Stephen Keogh
With the revered veteran Dave Green on bass, Stephen Keogh on drums and introducing the youthful energy of Jason Robello, this CD is a fine tribute to the John Coltrane Quartet. As John Fordham writes in his notes for this recording: Alan Skidmore, one of the most self-effacing musicians ever to be blessed with talent, insists that he doesn’t want his album to be seen as part of a competition – either with Coltrane’s own legacy, or the younger generation of players currently wrestling with the intricacies of it as Skidmore was himself doing two decades ago. ‘It’s simply a thank you to him’, Skidmore says. Alan Skidmore’s fans, and those only just discovering him, owe the leader of this subtle and exciting session much the same debt.