QOW TRIO is a generation-spanning trio that features firebrand saxophonist Riley Stone Lonergan, drum legend Spike Wells and multi-genre bassist and bandleader Eddie Myer. The trio initially got together through their mutual love of Sonny Rollin's classic piano-less trios of the 1950s but soon found themselves expanding their repertoire to explore the rich and varied territory laid out by the great tradition of big-toned tenor players over the ages. With a deep knowledge of the music, founded on Spikes’ astonishing career playing with the greats from Roland Kirk and Stan Getz to Tubby Hayes and Bobby Wellins, and a commitment to swinging improvisation, QOW TRIO bring their superbly exciting take on the art of the jazz trio. Their debut album on Ubuntu Records was released in 2020 to widespread critical acclaim.
“What is striking about this set is the freshness with which all three musicians approach their work. Were it not for lockdown, this trio would be packing out the clubs.” Simon Adams - Jazz Journal 28 May 2021
“This music is wonderful stuff and failing to buy this album would be a terrible mistake.” BBC Music Magazine