Henry Lowther’s Still Waters Quintet
Much-loved trumpet player Henry Lowther celebrates his first release in his own name for 20 years with his band Still Waters. He describes them as “the most exciting band I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing with”.
This is quite a statement, coming from a man with over 50 years’ playing experience. He has worked with small ensembles, big bands and orchestras, playing free and composed and classical music. He had a 45 year association with John Dankworth, played lead trumpet with both Gil Evans and George Russell, and played Woodstock in 1969.
Although a classic quintet of two front line players and a rhythm section, Still Waters plays radical and original music. It ranges from gentle, quietly pastoral melodies, reflecting the band’s name, through to dynamic, free improvisation.
“Meltingly attractive solos, startling originality.” Chris Parker, Vortex.
Henry Lowther - trumpet & flugelhorn, Pete Hurt - tenor sax, Barry Green – piano, Dave Green - double bass, Paul Clarvis - drums