Portico Quartet

Portico Quartet

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Portico Quartet are a 4-piece modern jazz group from London and Southampton. Their sound is made distinctive by the use of the hang, a 21st Century percussion instrument used on all their tracks. The group is composed of Jack Wyllie (soprano and alto saxophone), Duncan Bellamy (drums), Milo Fitzpatrick (double bass), and Nick Mulvey (hang and percussion).

After nearly two years of playing mainly small gigs and busking regularly outside the National Theatre in London, they signed to Babel Label in 2007. Their first album, Knee-deep in the North Sea was released on 5 November 2007, coupled with performances at the London Jazz Festival at Purcell Room together with pianist Michiel Borstlap and drummer Bill Bruford.

They are now signed to Real World Records and have released their second album 'Isla'. Portico chose their name after the area of London.

Knee-deep In The North Sea

The band's debut album 'Knee-deep in the North Sea' was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize. The week after the awards show it debuted on the UK Top 200 Albums Chart at #186.It was Time Out's best jazz album of 2007.

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Recorded and Mixed at Livngston Studios, London on 7th, 8, 9 February and 6th, 7, 8 August 2007<br>Produced by Portico Quartet<br>Co-Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Sonny.<br>Assisted by Kevin James Feazey and Simone Filiali<br/>Mastered...
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