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Hometime

Artist: Kevin Figes

Date of Release: 11/02/2011

Catalogue no: PIG 01

Label: pig Records

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

little miles

6.50

2

 

pigs

6.56

3

 

hometime

7.55

4

 

lounge life

6.03

5

 

no reason

6.04

6

 

angel

6.29

7

 

right then

3.35

8

 

way of life

4.48

9

 

see you later

6.40

 

 

 

 

kevin figes alto and baritone saxes

jim blomfield piano, rhodes and hammond

riaan vosloo bass

tim giles drums

 

Reviews

 

03/04/2011 phil johnson Independent newspaper

Album: Kevin Figes Quartet, Hometime (Pig Records)
Reviewed by Phil Johnson
Sunday, 3 April 2011
If new UK jazz groups sometimes seem marred by superficiality with, as an older bandleader put it, "everyone sounding different, everyone sounding the same", saxophonist Figes has strength in depth.

This is due to the skill of his writing, the fluency of his playing and the go-for-it oomph of the rhythm section. Bassist Riaan Vosloo and drummer Tim Giles are fairly well known but Jim Blomfield is the best British pianist you've never heard of and an absolute marvel.

 

18/02/2011 Tony benjamin venue magazine


Kevin Figes Quartet
‘Hometime’ (LP,pig records)

• It starts with a bang: alto sax player Kevin Figes races away with opener ‘Little Miles’. His raucous-toned solo ebbs, flows and spits, stirring pianist Jim Blomfield to stab back with equal vehemence. Later in the album, however, the fine lyricism of ‘Angel’ reveals Tim Giles’s subtly creative drumming and Riaan Vosloo’s precision bass. It’s Figes’s band and compositions but the album’s a democratic showcase for all four. ‘Way of Life’ is particularly pleasing, the tune’s complex structure opening up for a free-ish exchange between Figes and Giles and then a full-tilt piano trio. You end up seriously impressed by a crisp recording of an intelligent jazz band having a great time in the studio. (Tony Benjamin)

 

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