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“It's one of the best UK jazz releases of 2023 a couple of months in” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Marlbank 


"From the opening bars of the album’s title track which kicks off in an energetic style with bass clarinet proclaiming the melody, we know that this album is something special." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ UK Vibe 


“A triumphant piece of work” Blues and Soul Magazine


 “A band of craftsmen playing the forms of acoustic jazz they relish, and their pleasure in that is infectiously palpable” John Fordham (Jazzwise)


“It’s Jazz Fusion of the highest order, with every track a winner” Snowboy 


Debut Album by drummer/composer/producer Tristan Banks, draws on over 30 years of experience as a sideman for many grammy award winning and platinum selling artists. Mixing influences from the jazz, latin jazz and fusion idioms, the music is a unique combination of high-octane virtuosic performance and sublimely melodic composition. Banks unifies his long standing musical friends Paul Booth, John Crawford and Davide Mantovani to articulate his musical vision. Tristan’s debut album is due to be released on the Ubuntu Music record label on March 31st 2023.

“The idea was to push the acoustic jazz quartet format to the limit, being able to re-image the possibilities that the classic saxophone, piano, bass, drums line-up can manifest, and by being conscious of the sonic traditions that are typically replayed to confirm the listeners tastes while avoiding the genres timbral qliches.”

“I have always had an interest in music that makes you move as well as simulating the mind with musical interplay and deeper compositional concepts, so the idea was to select tunes that I had written over the last 15 years and record them in a live performance setting with no click track or isolation recording techniques. This created a perfect environment to generate and capture the musical energy of the performance.”

“Ubuntu feels like the perfect fit for me, with many of my musical friends releasing their music through the label, and as the UK jazz scene goes from strength to strength I’m really happy to be working with Martin to bring my music into the world.” 


released March 31, 2023

Tristan Banks - Drums, Percussion
Paul Booth - Tenor, Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Bass Clarinet
John Crawford - Piano
Davide Mantovani - Acoustic, Electric Bass

All compositions by Tristan Banks

Recorded at Wincraft Music Studios, England 12th, & 13th July 2021

Recording engineers
James Towler
Will Davis

Mixed by Tristan Banks
Mastered by Max Gilkes at 1 sonic

Produced by Tristan Banks
Executive Producer Martin Hummel

Tristan Banks | View From Above Limited Edition 12" LP

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