Phil Robson's Immeasurable Code Quintet

"A superband which engendered great expectations,
then surpassed them. "
      Jon Turney

Phil Robson’s brainchild, Immeasurable Code Quintet
©photo Helena Dornellas ©design Anthony Statham

Phil Robson’s brainchild, Immeasurable Code Quintet was born out of a commission from ‘Derby Jazz’ in 2011. The quintet includes the cream of British jazz, Gareth Lockrane on flutes, Michael Janisch on bass and Ernesto Simpson on drums. The line-up on the CD includes the fantastic New York saxophonist Mark Turner (with 'The Fly Trio' which features Larry Grenadier & Jeff Ballard; Billy Hart, Brad Mehldau) and the quintet has also toured with the fantastic Julian Argüelles. This exciting band launched their debut CD entitled simply ‘Phil Robson- The Immeasurable Code’ (Whirlwind Recodings Ltd) at the Purcell Room on November 15th, 2011 as part of The London Jazz Festival.


The material, entirely composed by Robson for the CD was based around a concept of communication methods, ancient to modern and includes such titles as Telepathy & Transmission, Telegram, The Net, Fire & The Drum and many more. The band is currently playing a mixture of tracks from the CD plus newer compositions.

‘The Immeasurable Code’ CD was nominated for Best CD in both the 2012 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and The London Awards For Art & Performance.

With ‘Code’ Robson takes the unusual tenor/flute front line, gives the some decidedly knotty heads (yet they’re never fussily over-complex) but then unleashes them on acres of space. "
      Andy Robson, Jazzwise