Janette Mason's Red Alert
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Red Alert is pianist Janette Mason’s explosive jazz trio and a platform for her unique contemporary compositions.
Her music has been described as similar to EST and The Bad Plus, bringing together the dynamic rhythm section of Chris Morris and Tom Mason for this performance of cutting-edge jazz. "Her latest release…is destined to add to her reputation as one of our leading jazz lights.” Keith Ames & Tom Short, The Musician Spring 2018 “A band leader of pugnacious flair and genuine unpredictability” James Griffiths, The Guardian The trio play contemporary jazz with cool grooves, interesting time scapes, funky synths and a cinematic texture. Think Herbie Hancock meets Dave Brubeck. They have recorded two successful albums, including the Parliamentary Jazz Award nominated ‘Alien Left Hand’. The intuitive style and musical expertise of Tom Mason (bass) and Chris Morris (drums) , complement Janette’s unique improvisational approach perfectly to create innovative, energetic and engaging live performances.
They are celebrating the vinyl release of their critically acclaimed 2018 CD, ‘Red Alert’, on Dot Time Records. Janette is known as an outstanding arranger so alongside her contemporary jazz compositions the trio take on arrangements of pop classics such as 'Cars' by Gary Numan and 'Ashes to Ashes' by David Bowie.