Dorian Ford

Taking a line for a walk - the zen approach to neo-classicism. Lennie Tristano meets Morton Feldman. It is possible to treat a jazz standard by Charlie Parker as a piece of chamber music by Mozart. It is about clean lines and transparency of form, and requires refined technique, the aim being freedom of expression.

The quartet enjoyed a popular residency at The Grosvenor Arms in Mayfair this year, and have also played Mill Hill Jazz club, The Princess of Wales in Primrose Hill and the Archduke on the Southbank.

In the Bop School stable are Dorian Ford (piano), Brian Edwards (tenor), Alex Garnett (tenor), Ben Hazleton (bass), Tom Skinner (drums), Rod Youngs (drums), Eddie Hick (drums).