Rob Luft Band
This “fine young quintet” (J. Fordham, the Guardian) was formed in order to record an album of Rob’s original compositions for Edition Records, as a result of his winning the Kenny Wheeler Prize in 2016. Opting for the format of a power trio, the rhythm section consists of rising stars Corrie Dick and Tom McCredie, and the album features an expanded line-up with the addition of Joe Wright (tenor sax) and Joe Webb (keyboards). Drawing influence from artists such as Ali Farka Toure, Bill Frisell, and Radiohead , their album, “Riser”, was released in 2017 to wide acclaim in Europe and the US. The release tour in 2018, supported by Arts Council England, included appearances at London and Cheltenham jazz festivals, and at Love Supreme, as well as live performances on Jazz FM and BBC Radio 3. Subsequently nominated for Breakthrough Act of the Year (Jazz FM), the band are currently preparing the follow-up album, due to be released in 2019.