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Paragon Tour – Winter 2017/18
June 7, 2017 / No Comments
We are pleased to announce that Anglo/German band Paragon will be touring the UK late 2017 early 2018 to support their new album “Old Dreams”. If you are a promoter/venue director and would like to book this outstanding European quartet please get in touch with Dom Sales in the Jellymould office on 0208 2207360. Peter […]
We are pleased to announce that Anglo/German band Paragon will be touring the UK late 2017 early 2018 to support their new album “Old Dreams”. If you are a promoter/venue director and would like to book this outstanding European quartet please get in touch with Dom Sales in the Jellymould office on 0208 2207360.
Peter Ehwald – saxophone Arthur Lea – piano
Matthias Akeo Nowak – bass Jon Scott – drums
Paragon is the prize-winning quartet formed over ten years ago by saxophonist Peter Ehwald and pianist Arthur Lea. Their sound has simply been described as “the sound of four people listening to each other” – the spaces they create and the places they explore are a joy to listen to. Together with bassist Matthias Nowack and drummer Jon Scott these for musicians have built a reputation as being one of the most musically sensitive and intuitive ensembles on the European jazz scene.
Each musician brings a wealth of knowledge from playing internationally with other projects but it is their collective experience of intensive touring and recording together that has enabled them to develop a mutual trust and understanding that is sought after and envied by many musicians. Simply put – this is music making at its very best.
Paragon is co-led Led by the virtuosic German saxophonist Peter Ehwald and London born pianist Arthur Lea. Both musicians share the composing responsibilities for the group making this band a true collaboration and fusion of ideas and sounds. These two musicians have an incredible pedigree. The Guardian’s John Fordham has described Lea as “a 21st century Thelonious Monk” while Ehwald continues to thrill the European jazz circuit in a variety of ensembles, both as a leader and as a sideman. He has recently completed a tour of South America with his German band Double Trouble.
Paragaon however is an Anglo/German collaboration and has been described recently as “actual practised European unity“ by German national newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Paragon’s fourth Album “Old Dreams” is an instinctive testimonial of what European jazz can be: open, keen to experiment, melodic and powerful in sound. A decade on the road with annual tours, Paragon were early recognised by audiences – who awarded them the Prix de Publique at Avignon Jazz Festival in 2006, and critics who short-listed them for the 2012 Neuer Deutsche Jazzpreis.
Once again, Jellymould is proud to support some of the finest young bands on the European jazz scene. The label prides itself on a small but high-class output of only a few releases each year from outstanding UK-based musicians.
Paragon launch Old Dreams in Europe in November.