The Andrew Woolf Quintet focuses on my compositions and arrangements. The debut album ‘Song Unsung’ was released on Oti-O Records on June 25th 2021. Subtle grooves sit alongside ethereal and atmospheric free abstractions, whilst other compositions present soulful melodies which belie their odd-meter undercurrents – all drawn together by an emphasis on direct, melodic expression, and heartfelt sincerity of emotion throughout. The distinctive voices of all the musicians complement each other beautifully, bringing an intimate quality to their improvisations and playful interactions.
Andrew Woolf tenor saxophone
Joe Auckland trumpet
Rob Updegraff electric guitar
Dave Manington double bass
Simon Roth drums
“Thoughtful, melodic, uplifting music” All About Jazz
“Artful and lovingly rendered album”” Debbie Burke, jazz author