The band came together to play Ronnie Scott's Club opposite Airto and Flora Purim in January 1991, where it recorded "Authentic" (JHCDO17) which was released on Ronnie Scott's Jazz House Records in 1992.  Since then the quartet has regularly toured in England, broadcast on BBC and appeared at Jazz Festivals such as B and Pori in Finland.  In 1993 the Quartet went to the island of St. Agnes, 27 miles south west of Land's End in Cornwall, with the help of an award from the Arts Council of England , where Silence Between Waves was written and developed.  The subsequent recording was released on Ronnie Scott's Jazz House Records in 1994 (JHCD033.  Since then there have been regular appearance at Ronnie Scott's and touring dates.

In 1998 Tim received the Andrew Milne Award for Jazz and wrote "Soundtracks" for the quartet with Phillip Sheppard on cello, which was broadcast on Radio 3 in 1999.


 Dave Barry - Drums ... came to prominence with Mike Westbrook's orchestra and other ensembles and has appeared with most of the performers on the London scene including Don Weller, Pete King and John Critchenson. A drummer of consummate technique and great musicality.  Hear his solo on the end of "One View of Annet" on "Silence Between Waves".

 Pete Jacobsen - Piano ... everyone in the London Jazz World knows what an extraordinary talent Pete was, but the press reviews always used words like "unsung hero" and "underrated". Apart from his excellent piano solo CD "Ever Onward", he recorded and toured with Pete King, Bobby Wellins, Don Weller, Barbara Thompson as well as appearances with Level 42.

Arnie Somogyi - Double Bass ... recently featured on a BBC Radio 4 programme touring his native Hungary with Hungarian jazz players, Arnie has his own quartet "Cold Cherry Soup" (CD recording just released of the same name), and has appeared with George Benson, Bobby Hucherson, James Moody, Claire Martin, Clark Tracey, Annie Ross, Steve Grossman and Ian Ballamy.

What the Press Say

 'Whitehead is conveniently bracketed as an expert post-bop tenorist, but this set reveals his eye to be on wider horizons...Whitehead glides ethereally into phrases like a jazzier Jan Garbarek at time, although the playing is often stronger. An affecting 80 minutes of contemporary music' John Fordham (The Guardian)

 'The youthful exuberance always present in Tim Whitehead's playing makes it hard to credit that he first became a professional jazz musician in 1976. His technique and composing abilities, however, have matured over the years and this album is an impressive showcase for his multiple talents. There are many fine tenor players on the current British jazz scene, but Tim Whitehead is undoubtedly one of the best we have.' Peter Lund - Crescendo Jazz Music

'Amid the crowd of anonymous, garrulous and hard-edged tenor saxophonists, Tim Whitehead's music is marked by a sense of grace and economy. For evidence look no further than his current Jazz House album, Silence Between Waves, recorded both live and in the studio at Ronnie Scott's last year. Overlooked in the rush to find fashionable new tenor names who can double as mannequins in the glossy magazines, Whitehead played with the now-defunct Loose Tubes big band before forming his current quartet in 1991 with Pete Jacobsen, another lyrical but unfashionable voice, at the piano.' Clive Davis - The Times