Nick Sorensen (tenor, alto and soprano sax) “a fine, lyrical saxophonist” (Jazzwise Magazine) is a creative and eclectic musician with a mesmerizing tone. Equally at home playing jazz standards, free improvisation and contemporary compositions he describes his playing as being “somewhere between Lol Coxhill and Lee Konitz”.
Since 2006 he has worked with the virtuoso pianist John Law performing music from the standard jazz and popular repertoire alongside their own compositions. They have developed a unique and compelling rapport; audiences describe their extraordinary level of interplay as “enthralling”. Their debut CD “The Journey Home” was released in 2010 and receiving critical acclaim in Jazzwise Magazine: “an entertaining collection designed to reach out and grab your ears”.
Nick’s initial inspirations were the great British jazz musicians of the 60s and 70s; he had lessons with the great saxophonist Bobby Wellins. In recent years Nick has performed with Tony Roberts, Jason Rebello, David Newton, Karen Street, Iain Ballamy and Pee Wee Ellis (with whom he has written a book called ‘Passing It On’). He is featured on Emma Harris’s ‘Love Life’ CD and Pat Thomas’s ‘Four Compositions for Orchestra’ with the Oxford Improvisers.
From 2017 to 2019 he was a member of Kusanganisa, an intercultural project featuring Zimbabwean mbira player Chartwell Dutiro, Brazilian guitarist Leandro Maia and the rock bass player Chris Blanden. The band played in London, Amsterdam, Ghent and Brazil. Their CD ‘Kusanganisa Live’ was recorded in concert at the Wiltshire Music Centre. www.kusanganisa.com
To order copies of The Journey Home or Kusanganisa Live email firstname.lastname@example.org. All CDs £10 each including p&p.