Fraser, Nick

Ontario Arts Council, 2021CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 27.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 65
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Nick Fraser leads a 4-piece ensemble with bassist Rob Clutton, reedman Tony Malaby and Andrew Downing on cello. They dance on the edge with a spontaneous free jazz recording. This unit has evolved from a trio featuring Malaby as a guest to the current quartet. With almost a decade under their belt they anticipate each other’s moves drawing listeners into Fraser’s intriguing compositions.


Publicist: Nick Fraser