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James Woodrow - guitar, Henry James - bass, Daniel Said - drums
CandyTime is a trio presenting an unusual mix of modern jazz originals alongside new and surprising arrangements of rarities by Mile Davis, Coltrane and Monk.
"Creative stuff that’s rooted in the great modern jazz tradition but venturing into post-bop, fusion and other territories. A sure footed and accomplished band with superb mutual dynamics, passion, magnetic soundscapes, skilled soloing and tight ensembles” - Ken Ford, Hull Jazz
"Biting attack and immense flexibility…." - John Fordham, The Guardian
"Hugely accomplished and versatile…" - Dave Gelly, The Observer
"Diversely developed and impassioned..." - Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal
"Unflinching solos of real power…" - Chris Lee, Manchester Evening News
Guitarist James Woodrow is a player who crosses easily between the classical and jazz worlds. His work with bands such as Just East of Jazz, the Carol Grimes Band, the Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Icebreaker, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Uproar and many others have brought to his playing an unusual blend of jazz, classical, free improv, rock and blues.
Bassist Henry James enjoys playing in a variety of styles. Previous bands, artists and producers worked with include Mike Stock, The Fizz [formerly Bucks Fizz], Harry Marshall, Lisa Canny, dbClifford and Joe Slater.
Hailing from Malta, drummer Daniel Said is a versatile player with deep knowledge of groove. As well as working with bands and artists such as Harry Marshall, Kate Stewart and Alex Phillips, Said has studied under Gabor Domyei and holds a Masters from the University of East London.