Pigfoot takes a fresh look at classic early jazz and music from other genres and has to be heard to be believed. The tunes are reworked with a mixture of delicate poignancy and bumpy street-band nonchalance. They still sound like affectionate fans of the originals while creating fresh and very likeable new versions.
Chris Batchelor is a renowned trumpeter and composer. He gained his first professional experience with Dudu Pukwana’s Zila aged 17 and subsequently became a founder member, composer and soloist with Loose Tubes, contributing many pieces to the repertoire of the band from 1984-1990. He was also very active at this time as a member of legendary world music trailblazers 3 Mustaphas 3, as well as enjoying a varied diet of gigs with Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, Congolese soukous band Taxi Pata Pata and Ashley Slater’s Microgroove.
The other members of the band are equally notable and this is going to be an unusual and special night.
This gig was featured in the Guardian Guide so book early!
"...stunning in their originality and almost anarchically gleeful sense of fun. Pigfoot reminded us that this music was once raucously subversive and intensely joyous."
Matthew Wright — londonjazznews.com
Chris Batchelor trumpet, Liam Noble piano, James Allsopp baritone sax and Paul Clarvis drums