Alison Rayner ‘ARQ’ Quintet
Alison Rayner – double bass Buster Birch – drums/perc Deirdre Cartwright – guitar
Diane McLoughlin – saxophones Steve Lodder – piano
ARQ Bassist & composer Alison Rayner’s award-winning quintet combine richly nuanced compositions, rhythmic interplay and folk-infused melodies; this, along with their love of improvisation, creates a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality. ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are lauded for their vibrant, communicative performances.
Alison Rayner (bass, composer) has been playing jazz and other contemporary styles since the mid-70s. She spent five years in the 80s with critically acclaimed Latin-jazz group The Guest Stars, touring all major international jazz venues and festivals across seventeen countries and recording three albums.
A celebration of life itself.’ LondonJazzNews
‘Purposeful, full-toned and melodic…a beautifully integrated band.’ The Observer
Visit Alison’s website HERE