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Nick Smart (trumpet / flugel horn)
Martin Hathaway (alto sax / clarinet / bass clarinet)
Stan Sulzmann ( tenor & soprano sax / flute)
John Parricelli (guitar)
Dave Whitford (bass)
Paul Clarvis (drums)
Dave Hassell (percussion)
Christine Tobin (vocals)
Nick Mailing (vocals)

“… a small masterpiece which captures perfectly the glowing Autumnal beautify of Drake’s music… a beautiful, beautiful piece of Work.” All About Jazz

“…some truly wonderful stuff, including an epic version of River Man…the iconically English, rainy-day charm of the originals is evident throughout.” The Independent on Sunday

“Nick Smart is a jazz trumpet player of genuine class, leading a mighty impressive band…an all-star project with rich, fiery arrangements and fine soloing.” Tom Barlow – Jazzwise Magazine

“…a future classic because it really captures all that is best about British jazz….” Straight No Chaser

“…Smart himself is just magisterial, Nick Drake left a wonderful legacy of songs. Smart has found inspiration in that aspect of his life rather than dwell morbidly on his death.” Jazzwise

“…strong improvising on indelible themes.” John Fordham – The Guardian

“…fascinating music devoted to a fascinating inspiration.” John Fordham – Jazz UK