Quentin Angus ‘The State of Things’ – Tuesday, 25th of October 2022:
“The State of Things” is the latest release from Quentin Angus, released on March 18th, 2022 on Outside in Music. The album features Quentin Angus (Guitar/Compositions), Michael Mayo (Voice/Lyrics), Can Olgun (piano), Desmond White (bass), and Nate Smith (drums).
Beginning his journey in Eden Valley, a small South Australian country town with a population of only 200, guitarist/composer Quentin Angus has been based in the world’s Mecca for jazz—New York City—since 2010, where he is an Associate Professor of Music and program coordinator of jazz and popular music at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.
Described by critics as “Lord of the strings”– The Age (Michael Dwyer), “The Future of Jazz Composition”– Paul Williams (ASCAP), and “Exuberant, richly melodic and smartly arranged”– Richard Kamins (Culture Creature), Angus has been leaving audiences in awe around the world with performances in Holland, Belgium, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. This includes appearances at the ‘Montreux International Jazz Festival’ (Switzerland), ‘Melbourne International Jazz Festival’ (Australia), and ‘Jazz Hoeilaart Festival’ (Belgium), along with the release of three critically acclaimed albums as a band leader, ‘In Stride’ (2018), described as “Eclectic, dynamic and lyrical” – Dragon Jazz, ‘Perception’ (2013), described as “A truly special and essential recording” – Jazz Inside Magazine (Eric Harabadian), and ‘Retrieval Structure’ (2011), described as “fresh, sophisticated, vibrant and formidable”– All About Jazz (Edward Blanco).
Angus has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries Ari Hoenig, Kevin Hays, Jon Gordon, Shai Maestro, Colin Stranahan, Linda Oh, Rogerio Boccatto, Jo Lawry, Elliot Mason, and Will Vinson. As part of his formal academic education, he has received instruction from Jason Moran, Nate Smith, John Riley, Todd Coolman, Hal Galper, Jonathan Kreisberg, Randy Johnston, Pat Martino, Adam Rodgers, and Carmen Lundy.
- Jo Lawry: Voice
- Steve Barry: Piano
- Quentin Angus: Guitar
- Sam Anning: Bass
- Ben Vanderwal: Drums