We Drift Meridian is the second album from Monocled Man, the brainchild of trumpeter, composer & producer Rory Simmons, an artist who comfortably sits at the forefront of the UK's new wave of improvising and creative musicians. A trio consisting of Simmons on trumpet, Chris Montague on guitars and Jon Scott on drums, Monocled Man are already known for their unabashed raw energy, eclectic mix of genres and tricksy yet accessible compositions. These three astute musicians enjoy careers pushing music to its limit as sidemen
‘Trumpeter Rory Simmons’ Monocled Man... this burgeoning trio also features adventurous Troyka guitarist Chris Montague and exciting Kairos 4tet drummer Jon Scott all tearing it up on free flowing mix of jazz-rock-into-electronica sounds.’
Jazzwise Magazine (live preview)
‘An album that is a serious listen, further evidence that Simmons can be counted as one of the most creative trumpeters on the UK jazz scene at the moment with ideas to burn firing us all up.’
‘ Monocled Man are another fierce contender on the UK's triving alt, electric jazz scene.’
★★★★ Jazzwise Magazine
‘Where rock and space travel collide. Simmons is a long-lined improviser with a big vocabulary, It's very accomplished and exciting’.
'Monocled Man is downtown New York edginess meets northern European cool, with an adrenalin injection of raw London punk energy.'
The Irish Times
The other people that have have contributed to our music:
ALEX BONNEY //Mixing and photography
PETER BECKMANN //Mastering
HISAKO PEEL //Artwork design and direction
Guests on 'We Drift Meridian'
EMILIA MARTENSSON// vocals