13/04/2017 – this week, a new viral video "Buy It" – https://www.facebook.com/76072565180/videos/10158523319860181/

Next Performance:

27/04/2017 - Peach #11 – feat Charles Hayward – Total Refreshment Centre, N16
28/04/2017 - PRAH Recordings, Arts Club, Margate
01/09/2017 - Smugglers Festival, Deal, Kent

Alabaster’s combination of jazz/folk with theatrical performance reassures with behaviour and sound while it challenges with thoughts and words. The quartet performance described as “The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” on the Manchester Jazz Festival website has also toured solo internationally. Combining a fluency in communication and a sharp sense of humour he collaborates with a fresh ensemble of musicians each month in his East London residency ‘Peach’, presenting instrumentals, songs and theatrical scripts that adapt and interact with the musicians, the audience and the occasion, in a bid to allow all in attendance to enjoy the value and effect of their own presence and personality. He is currently working with DaNaLoGuE (The Comet is Coming) and others at the Total Refreshment Centre on a release for 2017.

 

“Totally unique… Very, very brilliant indeed” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
“Quite unlike anything you’ll have heard before” – Bristol Post

“The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” – Manchester Jazz Festival website
“passionate, creative, unique, thought-provoking and delightful.” – Bido Lito Liverpool

“One of my definite favourite saxophone players from this country… one of the most distinctive and personalised sounds on the instrument that I’ve heard in a very very long time” – Shabaka Hutchings

“Alabaster is a rare man. Restlessly creative, collaborative and eternally grateful of his part in the game. He has written some of my favourite songs. Part performance poet, part Leonard Cohen, part jazz saxophonist and something of the Ivor Cutler – yet these comparisons mean next to nothing. He will bless a room with his unpredictable presence and all are hypnotised. Do not miss.” – Daniel Green, LAISH, Willkommen & Simple Folk Radio

 

2017 – April

Blessings – here is some of my news, in April 2017:   4th album – The Corner of a Sphere – soon A collaboration with Danalogue (The Comet is Coming), Kristian Capitol K (Loose Meat), Paddy Steer and the Total... more

Be sure to laugh now; Be sure, now, to cry, For all these things will be forgotten