Sandy Evans + Andrew Robson Quartet

2023 Artists

This collaboration features renowned saxophonists Sandy Evans and Andrew Robson in a dynamic ensemble rich with energy, passion, groove, spontaneity, and imagination. The sensational bass player Brett Hirst and brilliant drummer Hamish Stuart are completing the stellar line-up.

Evans and Robson have worked together on several projects since the early 1990s, including Ten Part Invention, the Mara Big Band and Robson’s Thomas Tallis Project, but for the first time, the Evans/Robson Quartet sees them join forces to co-lead a small group.

The project features compositions by Evans and Robson that explore a wide range of contemporary jazz, improvised music, and intercultural connections. Evans’ powerful tenor sound and soaring soprano melodies, combined with Robson’s great sense of groove and an uncanny instinct for melodic lyricism, create a beautiful and engaging musical dialogue. One of Australia’s most accomplished rhythm sections generates a joyous improvised space that can be deep, driving, fun-filled, or tender.

Sandy Evans – Saxophone
Andrew Robson – Saxophone
Brett Hirst – Bass
Hamish Stuart – Drums

Image Credit: Grant Leslie

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