"The pastoral tunes of early 20th century English composers are beautifully reworked by the Avalon Trio...full of open, spacious melody, never losing sight of the originals." (Dave Gelly, The Observer)
"Imaginative...engaging trio." (John Fordham, the Guardian)
"The album Forlana sounds beautiful." (Julian Joseph, BBC Radio 3, Jazz Line Up)
"Technique is flawless, but not showy, and arrangements are thoughtful."
(Don Lodge, The York Press)
"sensitive...exacting and rewarding." (Jane Sheridan, The Halifax Courier)
"engaging...played with sensitivity. * * * * *" (Peter Beavan, The Northeren Echo)
"Very original" (Pete Slavid, UK Jazz Radio)
"haunting...sense of gentle lyricism." (John Eyles, BBC Music Reviews)
"Lush...elegiac and moving" (Carew Reynell, Sandy Brown Jazz)
"Woods is a wonderfully articulate player who always brings a lyrical quality to his solos." (Peter Bacon, The Jazz Breakfast)
"dynamic...artistic." (Christos Dukakis, Stereoworld.gr)
"Woods is phenomenal." (Sarah Walker, BBC Music Magazine)
Helen Mayhew talks to Tony Woods on Jazz FM
about the Avaoln Trio, the latest album, Forlana
and the tour.
Listen to the Avalon Trio feature on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line Up. Julian Jospeh talks to Pete Churchill and Tony Woods of the Avalon Trio about the band, the new album "forlana" and the inspiration that led to the forming of this project.