Past Live Dates:

Double Bill Tour 2017

Birmingham: mac
(TDE Promotions)

Sheffield: Jazz At The Lescar

Morecambe: The Hothouse (Lancaster Jazz Festival and More Music)

Newcastle: Bridge Hotel
(Jazz North East)

Supported by
Cath Roberts
Anton Hunter
Article XI
Graham South - trumpet
Nick Walters - trumpet
Tullis Rennie - trombone
Richard Foote - trombone
Oliver Dover - alto sax
Sam Andreae - alto sax
Simon Prince - flute, tenor sax
Cath Roberts - baritone sax
Anton Hunter - guitar
Seth Bennett - bass
Johnny Hunter - drums
Dee Byrne - alto sax
Sam Andreae - tenor sax
Tom Ward - flute/bass clarinet
Julie Kjaer - flute/bass clarinet
Graham South - trumpet
Tullis Rennie - trombone
Cath Roberts - baritone sax
Anton Hunter - guitar
Seth Bennett - bass
Johnny Hunter - drums
'Roberts and Hunter show new possibilities for the leftfield big band by combining sophisticated ensemble writing with state of the art extended techniques from the wilder shores of free improvisation.'
- The Quietus
'Hunter’s made a grand leap forward on Article XI.' - Free Jazz Collective
‘Startling moments of altered perspective’ - Bandcamp Daily on Favourite Animals
‘Lurching between riff and abstraction…
maintains an elegant balance between emergent melody and the wilder activity at its fringes’

- The Wire on Favourite Animals
'Anton Hunter’s Article XI ensured the festival ended on a high with originals that smashed blazing horn-lines into passages of chaotic group improvisation' - Jazzwise
"Grand, sweeping charts and modal moods that nonetheless find ample room for individual voices to be heard" - The Wire on Article XI
‘Intense, gnarly and experimental’
– The Guardian
(on Ripsaw Catfish)
‘Gritty and anarchic…Favourite Animals confirms Roberts’ talent as a composer and Luminous as a label to watch’ - Jazzwise
Favourite Animals
(by Vincent Ott)
Article XI
(by Peter Fay)
Favourite Animals was originally commissioned by Lancaster Jazz Festival 2016.
Article XI was originally commissioned by Manchester Jazz Festival 2014.
Favourite Animals' 2017 album was supported by a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Article XI at the Hexagon Theatre, mac Birmingham, 2017 (by Tom Ward)
'An absorbing and intriguing evening of uncompromising music making at the interface where the composed and the spontaneous conjoin to rewarding effect.' - The Jazz Mann live review (Birmingham)
Favourite Animals at the Hexagon Theatre, mac Birmingham, 2017 (by Oliver Dover)
'A marvellous evening, my only regret being that we only got to see one set of each band.' - Bebop Spoken Here live review (Newcastle)
Cath Roberts and Anton Hunter (aka Ripsaw Catfish) present their two large ensembles, bringing together improvisers from across the European creative music scene.