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Pete Wareham [saxes]

Tom Cawley [piano, keyboards]

Tom Herbert [electric bass]

Seb Rochford [drums]


Saxophonist Pete Wareham's Hendrix-inspired Acoustic Ladyland are one of the leading lights from the adventurous and explosive young bands currently causing a buzz on the contemporary jazz and live club scene. After a rousing Jerwood Rising Star performance at 2004's Cheltenham Jazz Festival causing a mad rush for preview copies of the new CD, Acoustic Ladyland released their debut, Camouflage, on London's independent label, Babel. Under the umbrella of the London F-IRE Collective, these young genre-benders engage in cut-throat improvisation with the raw force and attitude of rock music interacting with a wide spectrum of Latin/funky/ post-Coltrane jazz . With tributes to underground rock greats such as Nico and the Velvet Underground and new generation bands such as the Strokes and Radiohead, Acoustic Ladyland bridge the gap between jazz groups and jam bands such as Medeski, Martin and Wood. They also feature some of the most exciting young improvisers on the UK scene.


"On this, the band's debut album, familiar rock anthems are filtered through the jazz sensibilities of tenor man Pete Wareham, his playing replete with breathy runs, hooting climaxes and daring intervallic leaps, with pianist Tom Cawley dazzingly fluent throughout." (CD Review)


"Acoustic Ladyland rock! The UK's answer to Medeski, Martin and Wood.. if you didn't know London jazz could sound this hip then rush out and hear them" Dazed and Confused


"If you were on a downer about the future of British jazz tonight might be a good time to have your mind changed" (Jazzwise)


Best British CD of 2004 - Jazzwise Magazine


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