The Julian Costello Quartet are promoting their new album Connections: Without Borders, recorded in Oslo. Fittingly, for an album whose theme is the absence of artificial boundaries in music, the band is truly international. Julian Costello is a London-based musician, composer and teacher who writes music for various ensembles and presents The Saxophone Show on Jazz London Radio. Guitarist Maciek Pysz is originally from Poland but has lived for many years in France and the UK. He's known for his clear lyrical phrasing, his virtuosity and his imaginative cinematic compositions. He has performed with ECM artist Daniele di Bonaventura, Tim Garland and Francois Arnaud and has appeared in festivals and clubs in the UK, Poland, France and Italy. Double bassist Yuri Goloubev is a true virtuoso, renowned for his work in both classical and jazz genres. Having started his career in Moscow with the Bolshoi Opera. in 2004 he moved to Milan, and became Jazz Double Bass Professor at Trento State Conservatory in 2010. Now based in the UK for some years, he is well known for his work with Gwilym Simcock and appeared on TV as part of the house rhythm section for the Young Jazz Musician Of The Year awards. Since 2015 he has taught bass and harmony at the Royal Welsh College. Drummer Adam Teixera is originally from Toronto and now based in London having traveled extensively to study rhythms from around the world.
As part of their tour the band also offer an open sound-check from 7.30 - audience members are welcome to come to this to meet the band, learn a little about the music being performed and see the rehearsal process.
Julian Costello - saxes, Maciek Pysz - guitar, Yuri Goloubev - double bass and Adam Teixera - drums