Jon Shenoy – Saxophones, Sam Dunn – Guitar, Will Bartlett – Hammond Organ, Chris Draper – Drums
With a line-up steeped in tradition, Draw By Four take the classic 60s organ quartet into brand new territory where the compositions from leader Jon Shenoy (Ivo Neame Large Ensemble) mix contrapuntal bass lines and rhythmic hooks with thoughtful lyricism.
Mixing stark ethereal voices with gritty Hammond boogaloo, organist Will Bartlett (Jim Mullen, Salena Jones) draws on a wide palette of sounds that build the foundation for an infectious mix of groove-based original compositions, enchanting ballads and unique arrangements of avant-pop songs. Guitarist Sam Dunn (Judy Carmichael) and in-demand drummer Chris Draper (Clare Teal, Polly Gibbons) complete this virtuosic quartet.
Due for release in Spring 2018 on dynamic label Jellymould Jazz, and recorded hot on the heels of their extensive 2017 UK tour, Framework is a 10-track debut album. As well as showcasing formidable performances from the quartet members it also includes a suite of compositions written in response to paintings by three British painters; Winifred Knights, JMW Turner & Gill Holloway.
“Dynamic and evocative adventures from soulful and skillful players – a refreshing and groovy band.” – Chris Cheek (Rudder)
“Shenoy plays with great assurance, power and fluency.” – Ian Mann (thejazzmann.com)