Percy Pursglove - Trumpet | Chris Young - Alto Saxophone | Dan Searjeant - Alto Saxophone/Tenor Saxophone/Flute | Alicia Gardener-Trejo - Bass Clarinet/Baritone Saxophone/Alto Flute | Christine Cornwell - Violin | Sarah Farmer - Violin | Megan Jowett - Viola | Lucy French - Cello | Ben Lee - Guitar | Mark Pringle - Piano/Composition | James Banner - Double Bass | Euan Palmer - Drums

A Moveable FEast

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast” - Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast is a twelve-piece ensemble of strings, winds and rhythm section performing the music of Mark Pringle. Heavily influenced by time spent studying in Paris, Mark's compositions draw inspiration from a myriad of cultural influences, exploring themes of nature, wildlife, literature, the chaos of cities, the lives of people who inhabit them, woodland creatures and strange beasts…

The album A Moveable Feast was released on Stoney Lane Records to outstanding reviews, accompanied by a seventeen-date UK tour.


“Mark Pringle is an exceptionally gifted pianist and composer, and a remarkable improviser. A Moveable Feast is a brilliant ensemble piece and a striking example of his writing and playing” - John Taylor

“A brilliantly mature and restrained piece of music that sounds thoroughly original and big in scope … A really outstanding achievement from a musician with a very bright future indeed” The Jazz Breakfast

“Ambition to match his talent ... a striking writer and orchestrator as well as a fine keyboard player” - London Jazz News

"evoking aspects of the Wayne Shorter Quartet's abstract ruminations, Don Ellis' 1970s era dissonance, Loose Tubes' effervescent free collective banter through to bluesy Mingus- like ensemble riffs, Troyka's bird-like gestures and Stravinsky's chamber works" - Jazzwise Magazine

“An adventurous instrumental journey of thoroughly original music, utilising a wealth of ideas from the composer’s opulent imagination, brilliantly creating picturesque soundscapes” - UK Vibe

“Pringle and his musicians conjure up a fascinating array of sounds and textures and the balance between structure and freedom is always a constant source of interest” - The Jazz Mann

“Place your order now. To achieve results as good as on this recording at the age of twenty four is no mean feat” - Bebop Spoken Here

“This album is full of vivid impressions ... as satisfying as a rich Parisian dinner” - Only Jazz

"a recording which, in terms of composition, improvisation and overall musicianship, is exquisitely formed" - AP Reviews

"An ambitious and well executed project" - Jez Nelson - Jazz on 3 (BBC Radio)