September 22, 2009
Dolans Upstairs 9pm, Euro 15/10
David Lyttle – drums
Tim Warfield – tenor saxophone
Mark McKnight – guitar
Damian Evans – bass
Known for his passionate and driving approach to jazz that swings hard, 24-year-old drummer/composer David Lyttle has been hailed as one of the most significant musicians to have emerged in Ireland in recent years. He has performed professionally in Ireland, the US, Canada, Britain and Europe, with some of the world’s finest musicians, including saxophonists Greg Osby, David Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Tommy Smith, Jaleel Shaw and Soweto Kinch.
This Irish tour sees Lyttle alongside another saxophone star – Pennsylvania-born Tim Warfield. He adopts a soulful and hard-swing approach to improvisation and the New York Times describes him as “perhaps the most powerful tenor saxophonist of his generation”. Warfield has worked with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Marcus Miller, Donald Byrd, Jimmy Smith, Stefon Harris, Joey DeFrancesco, Bill Cosby, Danilo Perez and Isaac Hayes.
Also featuring in this exciting group is leading young Irish guitarist Mark McKnight, and the prominent Dublin-residing Australian bassist Damian Evans.
“…notably assured technique, greased lightning reflexes and an unfailing sense of swing…a prolific composer too.”
– Jazzwise (UK) on David Lyttle
“…a drummer of real talent.”
– All About Jazz (USA) on David Lyttle
“…perhaps the most powerful tenor saxophonist of his generation.”
– The New York Times on Tim Warfied