Terry Seabrook Hammond organ Peter Fraize saxophone
Jack Kendon bass Milo Fell drums
ATLANTICUS is a unique British-American musical partnership bringing together two powerfully distinct musical personalities, US saxophonist Peter Fraize and UK organist Terry Seabrook, to explore their common interest in the rich transatlantic heritage of jazz.
ATLANTICUS draws from the storied tradition of the great Hammond organ groups, with a post-modern sound echoing the ground-breaking organ quartet of Larry Young’s ‘Unity’ album. The music is mostly original, spanning a stylistic spectrum from the hard bop blowout of the album’s title track ‘Blue Haven’, the modal explorations of ‘That’s What’, the odd-metered boogaloo of ‘Swank’, and an Afro-Cuban reimagining of the Bobby Timmons classic ‘Moanin”.
Peter and Terry were introduced through a mutual friend and first teamed up for a short UK tour in 2016, recruiting Brighton heavyweights trumpeter Jack Kendon and drummer Milo Fell to round out the lineup. From the very first gig, their immediate and natural musical rapport sealed the transatlantic bonds for what has now become ATLANTICUS.
Replicating their successful formula, ATLANTICUS returned to the studio at the end of their 2022 Blue Haven Tour and recorded another album of material. They are excited to tour in support of this upcoming new release in the summer of 2023.