The Quartet Reviews

The Times – 9th August 2008

Remember the Canterbury sound – the hippy rock-jazz of Caravan, Matching Mole and Egg? Possibly not. This was one musical pathway that hit a dead end around the time the Damned plugged in. Here, though, six musicians (never mind that name) pay homage on a 14-minute Canterbury Tales suite. The guitarist Jack Hues, who fronted […]

Jazz UK – August 2008

The-Quartet (hyphen intended) made significant waves in 2007 with its debut Illuminated- an unusual collaboration between UK producer, guitarist and movie composer Jack Hues and classically-trained pianist Sam Bailey. Unsurprisingly, Hues and Bailey like music that invites you to visualise, and though this set veers less wilfully between ‘70s jazz-funk, abstract guitar-blues and warped classical […]

The Independent – 6th July 2008

Pick of the Album: ‘Tokyo Angelic’ Not so long ago you’d have got long odds on the return to the early Seventies’ “Canterbury Sound”. Well, joyous news, it’s back – kind of – in the form of a suite by The-Quartet, an augmented combo of decidedly Kentish vibe. What this means is that they play […]

BBC Online – 19th June 2008

All but one of the compositions on this, The-Quartet’s sophomore release, are credited to guitarist Jack Hues. His name may be familiar to anyone who’s read the sleevenotes on albums by A Definition Of Sound or Wang Chung. He’s also responsible for film soundtracks such as To Live And Die In LA. Shattering begins with […]