"Debuting a chordless quartet format, saxophonist Frank Talbot looks to experiment with the harmonic freedom and freer improvisatory concepts the chordless set up allows for. Bringing some arrangements of his classic tunes, some totally fresh compositions and explorations and some of his other favourite tunes, the Franktastic Four promises an evening of excitement and contrasts.
Graduating from the New Zealand School of Music in 2018, Talbot has already had a varied performing career, playing various chairs in the saxophone section of the Rodger Fox Big Band, Clarinet in the RNZAF Band, Playing with pop groups such as the Julie Lamb Outfit and afrobeat group Bohemian Thought. As well as taking his own quartet on numerous tours throughout the country and releasing his debut album Mundane Life Updates on Rattle Records in 2022, as well as an EP Speed Rat, and featuring on the recently released JM Jazz World Orchestra Album recorded in Zagreb, Croatia. Bringing with him some of Auckland's best jazz musicians Forrest Thorp (Katchafire, Troy Kingi), Wil Goodinson, and Ben Frater"
Frank Talbot - Saxophone
Forrest Thorp - Trumpet
Wil Goodinson - Bass
Ben Frater - Drums