We’ve just had another lovely review for Family Band’s debut album, this time from Lescar promoter Jez Matthews. Thanks for your kind words!
What a lovely surprise! Leeds-based Family Band’s debut album is one of my favourite new releases of 2015. With a nod in the direction of the open chord-less music of Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry and more than a hint of Sonny Rollins, it combines authenticity with great energy and spontaneity, and a range of moods from hard swinging boppish themes and bluesy explorations to the more spacious ruminations of the final track.