Images derived from the recently released CD ‘Son of local Colour’
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Reviews for ‘Son of Local Colour’
“Reading from demanding scores, Surman and Skidmore welded an inspired, rock-solid brass section alongside the nuanced bass dialogues from Reeves, Hiseman’s structurally intense percussion and Lemer’s keyboard effervescence. … Spells of tough, tight synchronisation, expressive solos from Surman and Skidmore deep in to their power station delivery, Reeves’ sensitively syncopated bass lines and discreet pummelling by Hiseman complemented Lemer’s brightly illuminated piano flights.” – Geoff Winston, London Jazz News https://londonjazznews.com/2018/02/22/review-peter-lemer-quintet-son-of-local-colour-at-pizza-express/
“Peter had conceived his compositions in era before the term jazz-fusion had come into common currency and their success lies in the clever blending of arrangements and definable themes while allowing space for cutting edge improvisation. … But it was on John Coltrane’s high-flying ‘Impressions’ that the group moved into top gear with brilliant soprano solos from Surman an[d] ever more heated tenor from Skidmore, not to mention an explosive Hiseman interlude.” – Chris Welch http://chriswelchonline.com/peter-lemer-quintet/