THE BRUBECK PROJECT  The Neil Maya Quartet ft. Matt Carter.

Thursday 21 July 2016

Neil Maya Quartet - The Brubeck Project

For many people, the sound of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take 5’ is the sound of jazz. This popular American pianist and composer who died just a few years ago did more than perhaps anyone to bring jazz into the popular mainstream.

Now Totnes based musician Neil Maya has put together a group of some of the finest musicians in the South West to authentically reproduce the best known Dave Brubeck recordings such as ‘It’s a Raggy Waltz’, ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’, ‘Unsquare Dance’ and of course ‘Take 5.  They will also play a selection of the quartet’s own compositions.

The Neil Maya Quartet features the outstandingly talented young jazz pianist Matt Carter, ably playing Dave Brubeck’s challenging compositions, along with Nick Carter on drums, Kevin Sanders on double Bass and Neil on saxophones.

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Some images from the gig

Neil Maya Quartet playing live
Neil Maya Quartet with Neil Maya – saxophone, Matt Carter – keyboards, Kevin Sanders – bass, Gary Evans – drums.

 

Neil Maya Quartet playing live
Neil Maya Quartet with Neil Maya- saxophone, Kevin Sanders – bass, Gary Evans – drums

 

Neil Maya Quartet with Gary Evans on drums
Neil Maya Quartet. Gary Evans – drums

 

Neil Maya Quartet with Matt Carter on keyboards and Gary Evans on drums
Neil Maya Quartet with Matt Carter on keyboards and Gary Evans on drums

 

Neil Maya Quartet playing live at SpeakeasyTorquay
Neil Maya Quartet at SpeakeasyTorquay

 

Neil Maya Quartet playing live at SpeakeasyTorquay
Neil Maya Quartet playing at SpeakeasyTorquay