Sloth Racket (UK)

Sloth Racket are a young British quintet led by London-based baritone saxophonist and composer Cath Roberts, featuring four other players currently or recently involved with the extremely fertile Manchester out-jazz scene: Sam Andreae (tenor sax), Anton Hunter (guitar), Johnny Hunter (drums) and Seth Bennett (bass). Their music explores extremes of ferocity interspersed with moments of fragile beauty, in an ongoing investigation of the relationship between improvisation and composition. Their debut album ‘Triptych’ was released this year on Roberts’ own Luminous label.

sloth racket by peter woodman

Photo: Peter Woodman