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Fri 01 04 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm


At Crookes Social Club, 8-10.45 pm

Duncan Eagles: tenor & soprano sax
Max Luthert: bass
Eric Ford: drums

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Innovative sax-led trio Partikel are renowned for their exciting and adventurous contemporary jazz, an eclectic mix of sinewy elegance, spiky funk and languid ballads featuring saxophonist Duncan Eagles’ beguiling melodies. After a string of acclaimed recordings and live performances, including a highly successful collaboration with a string quartet and another with guitar and electronics, the band are celebrating 10 years together with the release of their fifth album in Spring 2022. Expect a fascinating blend of accessible and engrossing music built around the colours and dynamics of Eagles’ impressive sax, Luthert’s powerful bass grooves and Eric Ford’s dynamic drumming.

“Partikel is one of the best and most consistent of contemporary British jazz groups.”  Ian Mann

“the close knit nature of the trio shows in how they handle tight, hooky melodies, and in the flexibility of Max Luthert’s bass and Eric Ford’s impressionistic drumming” – John Fordham, The Guardian

Saxophonist Duncan Eagles performs regularly at venues and festivals all over the world. He is most well-known for his work with Partikel who have released four albums to date with their fifth scheduled for release in April 2022. Their second Cohesion being hailed as one of the top 10 releases of 2012 by critic Kevin Legendre, while their third, ‘String Theory’ made it into the European Jazz Network Charts and the Daily Telegraph’s best albums of 2015. In 2017 they were nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award in the category of “Best Jazz Ensemble”. As well as running his own groups, Duncan is also very much in demand as a sideman, and has performed with some of the top names and bands in the music world including Gary Husband, Zara McFarlane, Mark Mondesir, Ola Onabule and Janek Gwizdala to name a few. In 2018 he recorded his first album under his own name, entitled ‘Citizen’
“Saxophonist Duncan Eagles holds the stage with his attractively dry tone, sharpness and the urgent ferocity of his tenor improvising” –  John Fordham, The Guardian

As one of the premier bassists of his generation in the UK, Max Luthert is known for his distinctive bass sound, approach to improvisation and is quickly generating a name for himself as a composer and band leader. In the last couple of years Max has been performing around the world with artists such as Zara McFarlane, Duncan Eagles, Moses Boyd, Ralph Wyld and Gabriel Zucker.
“Luthert has a fine sense of time and a big jazz vocabulary at his disposal, his modernistic sound encompassing the bass tradition that stretches from Richard Davis to Dave Holland.” – Marlbank

Drummer Eric Ford grew up in Southport and first played bebop and hard bop with some Liverpool musicians at 16. Later he became the drummer in the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra. He is a founder member of Partikel and has played with a wide range of musicians including Clare Teal, Jason Rebello, Simon Little, Pee Wee Ellis, Ronnie Laws and Guy Barker
” Ford excels on drums throughout – bold, crisp, creative, in total command of a seemingly endless range of techniques.”  – Eddie Myer,

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Ticket Prices

Full – £16
Over 60s, disabled, unemployed – £14
Student with NUS card – £9
15 – 17 year olds – £4
Under 15s – Free

We encourage you to book tickets online in advance, to avoid missing out and to make life easier and safer for our Door Team.  It will be possible to pay for entry at the door (preferably by contactless payment) if seats are available.

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Fri 01 04 2022
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Event Category:


Sheffield Jazz


Crookes Social Club
Mulehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 1TD + Google Map
0114 266 0114