Award-winning Scottish double bassist and composer Euan Burton presents his current quartet as featured on his last album ‘Too Much Love’, released on Whirlwind Recordings, following on from his acclaimed suite Occurrences. As a composer, Burton marries a wonderful blend of beautiful melodies with playful yet tricksy structures that invite the listener into the music. All About Jazz describes how Burton’s “compositions touch on universal feelings and emotions… his band crafts the music with rare delicacy and grace”. This powerful approach has resonated with audiences across the world with recent tours of America, Canada and Poland. As a bassist, Burton’s playing boasts a beautiful touch and warm tone, and has featured on over twenty recordings such as jazz releases featuring the likes of Ari Hoenig, Tom Gibbs and Will Vinson. His quartet features the four starts of the Scottish jazz scene in Alyn Cosker (Drums), Tom Gibbs (Piano) and Adam Jackson (Alto Saxophone).
The North East of Scotland’s own big band plays tribute to the great sound of the bands of the 40s 50s and 60s such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton. AJO is an amalgamation of the cream of jazz musicians in the Aberdeen area and are renowned for their big sound and great arrangements. Come along and get back to the big band era.