RJS London Jazz Festival Concert - River Collective

Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE

24 Nov 2019 - 19:00 - 22:00

The new Julian Costello Quartet came together in 2016. The Quartet played venues across London and in April 2017 recorded an album called Transitions at The Artesuono Studios in Udine in Italy with ECM engineer Stefano Amerio. The album was released in September 2017 on 33Jazz Records. The album is conceptual in that the first seven tracks act as a segue and as well as musical transitions it tells the story of transitions we all experience in our lives. They toured the Uk in 2017 and 2018 with support from the Arts Council of England as well as dates across France and a tour of Poland, Germany and Belgium in March 2019.

Julian Costello - Saxes Maciek Pysz - Guitars  Yuri Goloubev/Michele Tacchi – Bass Adam Teixeira - Drums

Once in a while, an album like this appears on the horizon” London Jazz News.

"Its one of those albums which creates it's own mood, an album to listen to from beginning to end....and then come back to it, time after time. Musicianship in service of the music more than the ego". Ken Avis (US Critic)

Vertigo is a London based trio featuring Stefanos Tsourelis – Oud/Guitar Adam Teixeira – Tabla/Percussion Julian Costello – Soprano Sax. Vertigo offers music that is fresh, cinematic and eclectic. It is an unusual and innovative combination of instruments (sax, oud and tabla) that draws on many traditions and approaches to composition and improvisation. We take rhythms and colours from different parts of the world and use them as a basis for collective improvisation.  “ travels real and imagined to create a warm and resonant soundscape that is as accessible as it is exotic".


"The four musicians interact constantly and never play the predictable". Scott Yanow US Critic