The Best Jazz Albums of 2016
15: ALDEVIS TIBALDI; TWENTSIX THREE (GALETONE RECORDS)
Accomplished playing throughout from Trieste-born saxophonist Aldevis Tibaldi (who lived in London for more than 15 years) marks out TwentySix Three. Added to that there is some fine trumpet playing from former Loose Tubes man John Eacott, supported well by trombonist Paul Taylor, pianist Liam Dunachie, bassist Richard Sadler and drummer Chris Gale (they all go by the name of London Jazz Ensemble). Tibaldi's own composition Hunting Goose is enjoyable and they offer an interesting take on Charles Mingus’s Weird Nightmare. The album was done live in one take and the analogue equipment used in the recording gives it a vibrant feel. MC
Were at number 15 and proud to be in among some superb groups and musicians!