Jim Hall Piano / Keyboards
Keith Tulip The Basses
Martin Wake Drums / Percussion
John Hall Saxophones
Jim - Hilton Ruiz the Latin jazz piano player has had a massive influence on Jim Hall’s own piano playing. After seeing Hilton ‘live’ at Ronnie Scott’s club Soho in the early nineties he decided from that moment on jazz, especially “in your face” Latin jazz, was the way forward for him. Jim has had a varied musical career playing both trumpet and piano. There are some interesting Ready Steady Gone,.
Keith’s beginnig to the twenty first century was incredibly busy playing everything from Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Rock and Pop, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country and taking any deps that came his way. Common sense prevailed to the point where the difficult decision was made to curtail the frenzy and focus on just a couple of his lifetime musical passions folk and Jazz.
The Basses are;
"Ophelia" Double Bass - Stentor Instruments
"El Capitan" Acoustic 4-string bass - Epiphone
"The Giraffe" Electric 6-string bass - Dr Bass Custom
"The PJ" Electric 4-string Bass - Dr Bass Custom
"The Mutt" Electric 4-string Fretless Bass - Dr Stu Burns Custom
Thomastic (Spiracore and Flats) / De Darrio Phospher B's and Half-rounds/ La Bella Super Steps (on the 6)
Amplification by Mark Bass
Speakers by Electro-Voice
"We do it because we love it"
Martin's musical influences range across most musical styles. From his piano lessons he was inspired to take up the drums by a picture in the Argos catalogue (!!). He soon shifted his focus to “shed building” and has played with many different bands across various musical genres over the years. Early drumming influences include Manu Katche,Gary Husband, Vinnie Colaiuta and Ringo. Redemption's jazz funk style both exciting and inspirining.
John's musical influences are varied. Within the Jazz world they include John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Herbie Hancock. Jazz has been a life long passion and having the opportunity to write and perform music with other like minded musicians has been fantastic. Playing straight ahead Latin and funk jazz has enabled John to progress both musically and instrumentally. Redemption is upon us, you could also see John in the Blues band Raw Spirit.
Tenor sax - Selmer 80 Super Action - Serie 2
Alto sax - Selmer mark VI
Soprano sax - Borgani
Tenor sax - Guardala Crescent / James Morgan
Alto sax - Meyer medium chamber / Lawton 6 Star B
Soprano sax - Selmer S 80 C
AKG Bug, Samson Studio Condenser