"A buoyant soundtrack to sun-filled days of romance and adventure, Galapagos flies the flag for smart pop and accessible jazz. Stylish crossover music that is both sophisticated and fun..." All About Jazz
"It’s elegant, sophisticated, lushly arranged and, frankly, quite joyous..." Be Bop Spoken Here
"Bacharach-like wind in the hair anthems... goodies for jazz ears to savour..." Jazzwise
The jazz-pop project Zoöphyte (pronounced "zoo-oh-fite") released their second album Galapagos on 1st September, 2023, on the Howlin’ Werewolf label. Featuring the cream of London jazz musicians, Zoöphyte showcases the songwriting of Peter Jones and Trevor Lever. The album was launched with a live performance at the High Tide Festival, Twickenham, on Sunday 30th July.
The recording band features Graeme Flowers (trumpet), Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor saxophone/flute), Tim Smart (trombone), Rob Luft (guitar), Ross Stanley (Hammond organ/Fender Rhodes/piano), Dave Jones (bass), Sophie Alloway (drums), Will Fry (percussion), Peter Jones (vocals) and Clara Bing (bv's).
Zoöphyte’s first album Signs of Life was described by Jazzwise magazine as “smoothly trowelled pop-jazz… cosmic grooviness…”
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