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An intriguing mix of gypsy jazz, flamenco, jazz and contemporary classical influences, TG Collective was born in Autumn 2006, built around the core of guitarists Jamie Fekete and Sam Slater, alongside the unusual combination of flutes, violin, double bass, trumpet, cajón and percussion. Following sell-out shows at … Read More
An intriguing mix of gypsy jazz, flamenco, jazz and contemporary classical influences, TG Collective was born in Autumn 2006, built around the core of guitarists Jamie Fekete and Sam Slater, alongside the unusual combination of flutes, violin, double bass, trumpet, cajón and percussion. Following sell-out shows at Pizza Express Soho and the Cheltenham and Manchester Jazz Festivals, the band released their new album, Release The Penguins, in summer 2012, alongside appearances live on BBC1, a live session for JazzFM, and airplay from BBC Radio 3 to KEXP in Seattle!

Creating ‘an exciting, sensuous sound’ (or so a wise copy-writer once thought up), TGC perform original compositions and arrangements, touching on influences as varied as Paco de Lucia, Django Reinhardt and JS Bach, and have built up a strong following with their intense live performances. The band is completed with the double bass and trumpet of Percy Pursglove; flautist Holly Jones; Louis Robinson on violin, and cajón/percussionist Joelle Barker, with interchanging shapes of ensemble within a performance.

Growing out of the young acoustic guitar trio, Trio Gitano (their 2005 debut album Who Ate All The Tapas? landing a spot in The Sunday Times’ Records of the Year) – TG Collective have since found themselves touring in innumerable weird and wonderful locations over the past few years … from a live appearance on BBC One’s Politics Show to a cavernous former asylum in Dorset … sell-outs at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival to London’s South Bank … and the ever-surprising Shambala Festival to a beach in Cannes (from where Frank Skinner still owes Jamie a cigarette).

Sam and Jamie are currently writing an album of music for EMI, along with composers Bryan Lester and Dave Hewson. Read Less
"They play together with pinpoint precision ... scorching improvisations ... a rewarding listen all round." - Songlines ****

"A very tasty gumbo indeed. TGC's ever widening crazy-quilt of influences ... delightful ... swinging ... unerringly lyrical." – Jazzwise

“...impeccable musicianship ... a Gypsy jazz de… Read More
"They play together with pinpoint precision ... scorching improvisations ... a rewarding listen all round." - Songlines ****

"A very tasty gumbo indeed. TGC's ever widening crazy-quilt of influences ... delightful ... swinging ... unerringly lyrical." – Jazzwise

“...impeccable musicianship ... a Gypsy jazz delight ... played with masterly flamenco and classical guitar technique ... The musicianship of the players provides some glorious sounds and textures. There is certainly some beautiful and emotional music on this album ... This is different and interesting. And did I mention the impeccable musicianship?” - fRoots Read Less
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