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Duncan Eagles’ Partikel

Since their Whirlwind debut as an acoustic trio (Cohesion, 2012), Partikel lead by British saxophonist Duncan Eagles “one of the most exciting players emerging on the UK jazz scene” JazzWise have progressively pushed at the developmental possibilities, and 2015’s String Theory – augmenting the line-up of Duncan Eagles(saxophones), Max Luthert (double bass) and Eric Ford (drums) with string quartet – generated significant interest, spawning numerous gigs both in the UK and internationally. The band have built up a reputation as being “one of the best and most consistent of contemporary British jazz groups.” Ian Mann ☆☆☆☆ and “One of the most exciting trios in improvised music” Jazz Podium. live experiences (including a month touring China) saw the band’s sound climbing to new heights. Partikel’s latest project ‘Counteraction pushes their sound even further with creative blends enabled by digital harmonizers, pedals, programming and by collaborating with one of the UK’s premier guitarists Ant Law.

“Supple trio finds new warmth and appeal” The Guardian ☆☆☆☆

“Inventive contrapuntally – rich arrangements, this excellent experiment represents a perfect marriage of two seemingly disparate entities, resulting in an album of richly mellifluous sonority” All About Jazz ☆☆☆☆☆

“Turbulent avant-riffage, lush, cinematic sophistication… an ambitious project, convincingly realised” JazzWise ☆☆☆☆

Eagles’s tone on his various horns achieves an impressive blend of colours and dynamics. His compositions and arrangements, embracing sinuous, sinewy elegance, spiky funk and languid ballads, repay close attention. It’s another intriguing step in the evolution of this talented outfit.”  BBC Music Magazine ☆☆☆☆

“One of the most exciting trios in improvised music” Jazz Podium (Germany)

“rampant music…gentle blue notes and aggressive soundscapes…this makes for some fascinating music”JazzThing (Germany)

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