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Released in April 2021, Yambou is the 4th Album by the Neil Angilley Trio. Yambou is a fusion of Latin, Jazz & Funk with a touch of flavour from the East.
"The crowd were captivated by the Neil Angilley Trio's authentic Brazilian rhythms on top of rich vocal harmonies, segueing into staggering solo & group passages of virtuosity. Sensational” Ronnie Scott's
Davide Giovannini - Drums & Lead Voice
Their 2nd recording is 'Chango' and is a tribute to the people of Yoruba. It is the music, spirit, culture and their God, Chango, that was the inspiration for making this album.
Neil Angilley - Piano, Fender Rhodes, Synthesizers, Accordion & Voice
Davide Mantovani - Bass & Voice
In 2007 the Neil Angilley Trio recorded their 1st album, 'Havana Club'
"Neil Angilley has long been one the UK’s best -kept secrets in the Jazz world. The Neil Angilley Trio debut album – Havana Club is nothing short of spectacular, reminiscent, at times of the great works of Michel Camillo and Chick Corea, this brazillian - fusion trio album is world class and is a very fulfilling listen. I won’t highlight any particular title on the album as they’re all great, so, as I say: just take a moment to check it out." Blues & Soul Magazine
Change was voted best album by French Magazine - Mundo Latino.
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Neil is joined by Davide Mantovani (Babba Maal, Jim Mullen,Andy Sheppard) on Bass and
Davide Giovannini (Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood) on Drums/Vocal. Special guest Snowboy joins the trio on Congas & Percussion.
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The trio have worked regularly in the London Jazz scene including Ronnie Scott's and across the U.K. European appearances include the International Jazz Festival in Trieste as part of an Italian tour and at various venues in France.
Composed by Neil Angilley, the trio's 3rd recording, ‘The Lake District' is a symphonic work, an eclectic mix of Jazz & Classical music for Piano, Electric Bass & Drums.
The piece is written in 9 movements which are a musical description of the beautiful Lake District in England. The work is dedicated to children’s author and conservationist Beatrix Potter who donated a lot of her land to the National Trust. This composition draws on influences from great British classical composers such as Elgar & Vaughan Williams.