27 aprile 2019

Mike Westbrook ha visto di recente Henry Lowther in azione con il suo gruppo Still Waters, e ne scrive per lo Smith's Academy Notice Board: Trumpet for all Seasons.

"Now in his late seventies, Henry Lowther, along with Dave Holdsworth, is one of one of the very few representatives still around of a generation of trumpet players who lit up the London scene in the 1960s. London then boasted such luminaries as Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, Mongezi Feza and Ian Carr. Over subsequent decades Henry has always been close to the action. Appearing in contexts ranging from free improvisation to big bands, orchestral music as well as small groups of every description, he has retained his distinctive voice. He has been featured soloist in projects by almost every composer and bandleader you can think of. Happily that includes me, and I still value enormously his contributions to Metropolis, and Citadel/Room 315."