“Having two horn players allows me to think orchestrally but still enables me to play with the flexibility I so enjoy with the trio format…” – Mike Nock talks to us about his recent CD ‘Hear and Know’ and tells us what he’s listening to now…
Review by Phil Sandford: The quintet format has proved an enduring one in jazz and this excellent album shows that it still provides a powerful vehicle for creative compositions, solos and group interaction.
With Ben and James Waples Nock has found creative musicians who ably complement his playing in the more traditional trio setting and contribute on an equal basis in the free pieces.
When did you start playing bass and why? For example, was there a ‘moment’ when it came to you as a calling or vocation? I […]