Nice review of the Tribute to Eddie Harvey gig @ Royal Academy by Peter Vacher:
“Neat writing, perky themes and clever voicings on four Harvey originals gave these expert players something pertinent to bite on, with front-man Pete Hurt on tenor and Tony Woods on soprano the standouts.”
Ian Mann wrote a great review on his web site the Jazz Mann
“ The Lyric Ensemble served Garrick’s memory well with a delightful performance that included much fine singing and playing. Nikki Iles was an inspired choice to take over Garrick’s role, Nette Robinson sang and scatted with clarity and precision, her voice catching the moods of the words she was singing. Tony Woods varied his sound by deploying alto and soprano saxophones plus the rarely heard alto clarinet. Ridley held down the bottom end with flexibility and intelligence and was given plenty of solo space alongside Woods and Iles. This was an impressive start to an evening of fine jazz in the Heart of England.”
“The cool-voiced and clearly enunciating Robinson caresses lyrics…Woods supplies elegant saxophone colour and bite…a striking set.”
(Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal)
See “reviews” for the full write-up.
“A very enjoyable album that touches a number of stylistic bases and highlights the tremendous rapport between the co-leaders Tim Whitehead and Tony Woods.”
Another ‘talent deserving wider recognition’ Tony Woods played at Cambridge Modern Jazz Club in late April… Tony and Mike made the most telling solo contributions but this band was also close knit and Andy Hamill on bass and Chris Nickolls on drums were integral.(Jazz UK Magazine, Aug/Sep 2012)
“..saxophonist Tony Woods must surely tire of being described as “underrated”. He is, shouldn’t be and offers ample evidence here why he is an unusual talent. Best of all, however, is Nette Robinson who essays these often difficult lyrics with an agile charm. Beautifully packaged with photographs from Garrick and artwork by artist Sisi Burn and singer Nette Robinson, this is a little gem.”
Duncan Heining (Jazzwise)
For the whole review, see “Reviews”.
Number Two in the JAZZ CDs CHART!
“Spirited” **** (Jazz Journal)
“This is unpretentiously joyous music-making” (John Fordham, The Guardian)-http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jun/21/kwartet-seventh-daze-review
The Tony Woods Project will be performing at the Cellar Bar, Orange Tree, 45 Kew Road on wednesday 25th April, 8.00pm. Featuring Mike Outram (guitar), Rob Millett (vibes), Andy Hamill (bass) and special guest Chris Nickolls (drums).
Tony Woods will be appearing at Swanage Jazz Festival on 14th July with his band the Tony Woods Project, at Manchester Jazz Festival on 20th July with the Avalon Trio and at Newport Jazz Weekend, IOW on 22nd July with Nette Robinson
Here is a link to a great review of Forlana by the Avalon Trio