Following the success of their eponymous EP, released in 2015, Fabled released their debut album, Short Stories, to widespread critical acclaim in 2018. Drawing inspiration from Debussy, Tom Jobim, Tigran Hamasyan and Bon Iver, the music of Fabled explores the wealth of textures, harmonies and grooves available in the traditional jazz quintet setting. Heavily influenced by music for film and the relationship between music and storytelling, they are always searching for their own new ways to tell the classic, age-old stories. Fabled formed in 2014 when Sam Rapley, brought together a select handful of Britain’s most exciting young musicians to play his original music. This close-knit group of friends have since found a unified and unique way of interacting with each other, born through years of collaborative music making.
Tonight, Fabled Trio have a very special guest in Laura Jurd who has developed a formidable reputation as one of the most distinctive and creative composer-performers to emerge from the UK in recent years.
Sam Rapley – Sax / clarinets
Laura Jurd – Trumpet
Matt Robinson – Piano
Alex Munk – Guitar
‘Fabled’s every piece has its own melodic twists and turns, creating a series of real musical page-turners.’ – All About Jazz
‘Rapley proves to be a sensitive and adaptable composer, his ability to craft calming melodies and rich textures brings an emotional weight and modernity to the majority of these recordings.’ – Mojo Magazine
This event is part of the BIF Jazz Weekend Ticket 7-10 July 2022 (priority booking 29 Nov/public booking 6 Dec 2021).
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