My debut album “Blowin’ That Old Tin Can” is available to BUY NOW!
Featuring Alex Garnett (Tenor Sax), Leon Greening (Piano), Giorgos Antoniou and Tom Farmer (Bass), and Steve Brown (Drums).
“It is unerringly pleasing that on every instrument each successive generation seems to produce the odd player who shines so brightly from an early age that it is obvious that they are destined to ‘go all the way’. So it is with the trombone and Robbie Harvey, who is without doubt an exceptional young jazz talent.”
Bruce Lindsay (All About Jazz)
“Harvey’s own compositions are immediately engaging—”Blowin’ That Old Tin Can” is another bop number, upbeat and positive. “You’ll Ask Why” is an old-school romance, played gracefully by the quintet. Both tunes fit neatly alongside the standards. Blowin’ That Old Tin Can certainly looks to past masters for its inspiration, but this hugely enjoyable debut also augurs well for the future of their music—and for Harvey’s future too.”
Adrian Pallant (London Jazz News)
Particularly impressive are the two opening numbers, both penned by Harvey, which suggest a distinctive and promising compositional talent. Blowin’ That Old Tin Canpresents a classic, pacy big band-style swing, the trombonist sharing lead duties with tenorist Alex Garnett. With slick soloing throughout and structured punctuation of the relentless drive maintained by bassist Giorgos Antoniou, this is a title track of considerable animation and verve. Following this, smooth ballad You’ll Ask Why glides to the sumptuous-yet-lithe legato of Harvey’s trombone, all upheld by assured piano/bass/drums momentum, Garnett turning in his own sublime improvisation.