- The Imaginary Delta
"The Imaginary Delta is pianist Adam Fairhall's new project, which was commissioned by Manchester Jazz Festival's Original's scheme for the 2011 festival.
The band features seven highly creative musicians, including BBC Jazz Award winner James Allsopp and Northern trumpet star Steve Chadwick (Magic Hat Ensemble). The music re-imagines early jazz forms via a mixture of old and new idioms, acoustic instruments (including the diddley bow, an archaic blues instrument) and new technologies, including laptop and turntable. Samples from vintage recordings are often used to invoke the past in a soundworld that is playful, haunting and evocative."