Flipside - The Magic Beans
From Flipside: Naxos Jazz 86013-2 [Buy]
Characterised by airy and open post-bop compositions, Flipside was a young quartet made up of New Zealanders Matt Penman (b) and Greg Tuohey (g), Irish drummer Darren Beckett and French saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh. They met in New York and worked together for several years in the late 1990s, recording one album together as a band.
The guys have moved on now to other projects - Darren Beckett has played with Kenny Wheeler. Greg Tuohey has a pop-rock band called Tennis. Sabbagh works on both sides of the Atlantic and leads his own quartet in New York. Matt Penman (featured on my recent Mark de Clive-Lowe post) has recently performed as part of the 2005 San Francisco Jazz Collective with Bobby Hutcherson, Nicholas Payton and Joshua Redman.