2014 JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR finalist
Where Phil Broadhurst’s previous outing, Delayed Reaction, was a tribute to the legendary Michel Petrucciani, Flaubert’s Dance reflects the diverse range of influences on his writing and performing.
On this recording, Phil pays homage to a handful of some of his musical heroes, such as Enrico Pieranunzi, Herbie Hancock, the ECM label, Many Katché, Elaine Elias, and Tomaz Stanko. While one might recognise the flavour of these musical giants around the edges, the music on this album squarely belongs to Phil Broadhurst and his exceptional quartet. Flaubert’s Dance is a very mature piece of work, showing great style, concentration, articulation, beauty, grace, and restraint, a justifiable nominee for Jazz Album of the Year in 2013.
Phil Broadhurst (piano)
Roger Manins (tenor saxophone)
Olivier Holland (bass)
Cameron Sangster (drums)
Mike Booth (trumpet on tracks 2, 3, 5, 7)
Produced by Phil Broadhurst
Engineered by Steve Garden
Cover photograph by Cameron Broadhurst
Designed by UnkleFranc
Printed by Studio Q
Released: 20 March 2013