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Stoney Lane Label Announcement

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JAZZ Collective

At last there is an innovative label dedicated to the brilliant scene here in Birmingham and to the many excellent players emerging.” – Tony Dudley-Evans / Cheltenham Jazz Festival; Jazzlines THSH Birmingham

Mike Fletcher Trio launches his first album on Stoney Lane Records at the LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 18th November 2014
The Barbican’s Milton Court Concert Hall 

Mike Fletcher

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 Percy Pursglove

 Lluis Mather

 Chris Mapp

Stoney Lane Records is an inventive and independent artist-led record label focusing on eclectic cross-genre original music, growing out of a diverse set of musical projects, collaborations, experiments, friendships and ideas, centred around musicians from Birmingham, UK.

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Mike Fletcher Trio
Vuelta

The Mike Fletcher Trio brings together composer and multi-reedist Mike Fletcher on saxes and flutes, bassist Olie Brice (Paul Dunmall, Tony Malaby, Ken Vandermark) and renowned US drummer Jeff Williams (Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano).

The Trio’s distinctive sound draws inspiration from the jazz tradition and combines with it a contemporary approach to improvisation. The melody of each of the eight original compositions forms a basis from which the music evolves allowing the group, using flexibility of form and intriguing interplay, to sculpt each piece into a unique work.

Developing a growing reputation and musical rapport since early 2014, the band begin touring Europe this autumn to promote their debut album Vuelta, released on January 26th on Stoney Lane Records, following a pre-release performance at The Barbican’s Milton Court Concert Hall, part of the London Jazz Festival. This launches Mike’s tour of 11 major European concert halls with his trio, after being selected to participate in the ECHO Rising Stars programme

The album title ‘Vuelta’ — Spanish for ‘return’ — reflects Mike’s close ties with Andalucía.The recording explores themes of experience and emotion – from the atmospheric opening track, Aire (‘air’), composed by the sea in Spain, which conjures images of light, freedom and space; to the closing work, Savour, a meditation on the re-discovery of a treasured personal experience.

Released 26th January, 2014

Soundcloud for the song ‘Fletcher’s Walk’

Vuelta

Mike Fletcher trio

Tour dates

18th November 2014
London Jazz Festival, Barbican, London, UK

26th November 2014
Festspielhaus, Baden Baden, Germany

9th January 2015
The Con Cellar Bar, London

22nd January 2015
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

30th January 2015
CBSO Centre, Birmingham, UK

6th February 2015
Clasijazz, Almeria, Spain

7th February 2015
CAMM, Malaga, Spain

10th February 2015
Assejazz, Sevilla, Spain

11thFebruary 2015
Magic Club, Granada, Spain

12th February 2015
L’Auditori, Barcelona, Spain

19th February 2015
Palace of Arts, Budapest, Hungary

14th March 2015
Konzerthaus, Dortmund, Germany

20th March 2015
Konserthus, Stockholm, Sweden

30th March 2015
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

13th May 2015
Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

16th May 2015
Gulbenkian Musica, Lisbon, Portugal

30th May 2015
Kings Place, London

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