Pianist / composer Dorian Ford teams up with Oriole guitarist Jonny Phillips, to explore the jazz heritage of Jarrett and Bill Evans, as well as the music of the spanish diaspora.
Igniting the confluence of two world traditions: Spanish diaspora and the guitar, and the Western European and American harmonic and timbral approach of the piano. Long time collaborators Phillips and Ford’s duo project appears regularly at the Vortex, the London Jazz Festival and the St James. Jonny (Oriole, F-Ire collective) and Dorian (Dorian Ford Quartet, Carol Grimes, curator of Jazz at St James) are both band leaders in their own right, whose paths have crossed many times throughout their careers, touching upon collaborations with Idris Rahman, Adriano Adewale, Seb Rochford, Kit Downes, Tom Herbert and Ben Davis. Playing original compositions from their forthcoming album and pieces by Debussy, Cuban folk songs, and contemporary South American composers.