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'one of the UK's finest jazz minds' - Jazz FM

'an imaginative soloist who also roots the band with strength and simplicity'
- London Jazz News

 

metta

Some recent press for 'Mettā'
a very good album by an excellent quartet' **** Read full Review Here   
Ridley's gently melodic but rhythmically sophisticated themes provide ideal vehicles for some superb group interplay and some inspired individual soloing.**** Read full Review Here   
'an engaging and satisfying experience with imaginative compositions, fine recording and mixing and some beautiful playing' Read full Review Here   
This highly absorbing and accessible recording is full of high quality improvising with strong original themes performed by one of our very best contemporary jazz quartets. Read full Review Here   
Mettā is at times moody and intense, at others jaunty and upbeat. And evocative and entertaining throughout. Read full Review Here   

 

thymos

Some recent press for 'Thymos'
**** Marlbank
'Ridley has made a stirring debut here and his future on the scene seems very bright after this fine start.' Read full Review Here
**** The JazzMann
'Thymos' is an impressive debut release and represents a substantial artistic statement from the talented Mr. Ridley Read full Review Here
Jazz Camera
'An impressive debut recording by Ridley' Read full Review Here
Bebop Spoken Here
'Ridley's soloing is impressive, utilising the whole of the scale-length to produce imaginative improvisations' Read full Review Here
The Jazz Breakfast
'A leader and composer with real character' Read full Review Here 
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York Press
'This album displays staggeringly impressive musicianship' Read full Review Here  
london jazz news
'an imaginative soloist who also roots the band with strength and simplicity'

 

 

Some recent press for the MJQ Celebration
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**** Peter Vacher, Jazzwise.
‘Dazzling music, fresh yet respectful..worth doing? Certainly. Worth Buying? For sure!’ Read full Review Here  
**** Marlbank
the accent is firmly on authenticity without being po-faced, offering up the glorious music of the MJQ to a new generation of jazz lovers without compromise or artifice. Read full Review Here   
Adrian Pallant, London Jazz Blog
An enormously entertaining project, already leaping on top of an early 'best of 2014' pile... Read full Review Here