FORWARD SPACE Official Release

I’m very excited to announce that the Andre Canniere Group’s UK debut Forward Space is officially released on Whirlwind Recordings today! It is available to purchase directly from the Whirlwind site as well as a number of other music retailers including Amazon UKAmazon USA and HMV.

Here’s some of the press it has received so far…

“It says much of London’s Jazz scene that players like US ex-pat Andre Canniere are choosing to make the Capital their home. On his UK debut the trumpeter, who earned his chops amid New York’s famed Downtown scene, employs intuitive improvisational skills and a compositional depth that’s become characteristic of the many varied bands and musicians responsible for UK Jazz’s international recognition.”
Mercury Prize

“Insanely Infectious…An intelligent and stimulating amalgam of jazz and rock elements. For all their jazz sophistication Canniere’s tunes often have a song like structure and flair for melody”
The Jazz Mann

“An impressive debut from a technically assured, highly individual soloist and a gifted composer.”
London Jazz

“The music on Forward Space presents a powerful argument for directness and visceral experience in jazz”
Music OMH

“The trumpet/guitar timbral contrast is used most effectively, and the writing is rich, making this very much a group session rather than leaving lots of room for conventional soloing against a holding rhythm section”
Jazz Breakfast

“London-based US jazz and classical trumpeter Canniere leads his hugely talented post-bop fusion band through propulsive originals from new album ‘Forward Space’. Packed with heavy modern grooves and artful melodies, it’s the perfect vehicle for the trumpeter’s engaging angular solos. Talented pianist Ivo Neame and Metheny-ish guitarist Hannes Riepler also feature in this exciting new band.”
Time Out London

If you’re in the London area we will be holding the album launch at The Vortex next Tuesday, 31st January. RSVP here. Following that will be a short UK tour to promote the album. Dates as follows:

31st January: Album Launch at The Vortex, London
1st Feb: Ray’s Jazz, London
15th March: The Spin, Oxford
27th March: Parrjazz, Liverpool
28th March: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Further dates tbc