- 12 Points Festival 2008
- Justin Carroll - Piano
- Michael Buckley - Tenor Saxophone
- Sean Carpio - Drums
- Simon Jermyn - Electric Bass
Togetherness is among the newer projects at 12 Points! 08, but its actors will be familiar to anyone with a keen eye on the Dublin jazz scene, and it’s also a bellwether of the strength in jazz composition to be found in Ireland today. Setting aside the Hammond B3 and returning to the piano has stimulated some exemplary small group writing from Justin Carroll, characterised by shifts in meter, and performed by four musicians who clearly enjoy unpicking his rhythmic knots. Tenor saxophonist Michael Buckley now seems to have few impediments to melodic expression every time he plays, word is seeping out in the global jazz community about drummer Sean Carpio, and Simon Jermyn is evolving a very personal concept of the electric bass.