The Sigamos String Quartet specializes in collaborations with world music and jazz artists. The quartet has performed live on Radio 3 “In Tune” and their recordings have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 including Late Junction, Front Row and Jazz on 3. Recordings include critically acclaimed albums with Robert Wyatt and Gilad Atzmon. They are currently working on a major new recording project of music by the cult French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
Reviews of the Sigamos String Quartet:
“…the well-tempered, note-perfect [Sigamos] string quartet shifted through romance, irony and despair on the point of a pin… they impressively integrated classical textures with jazz delivery.” (*****) Mike Hobart, Financial Times
“Robert Wyatt, that most eloquently lackadaisical of jazz-loving English troubadours, has made some unforgettable albums over his long solo career, but this will rank among the frontrunners. Mingling jazz standards such as Lush Life, In a Sentimental Mood and Round Midnight with a scattering of originals, and imaginatively arranged by violinist Ros Stephen for the poetic Gilad Atzmon’s alto sax and clarinet and [The Sigamos String Quartet] a string ensemble.” (*****) John Fordham, The Guardian
“The mockney Chet Baker sound of Robert Wyatt singing standards (“Laura”, “Lush Life”, would you believe “What a Wonderful World”?) to the taut yet tender backing of the Sigamos String Quartet was the inspired idea of violinist Ros Stephen… Amazing.” – Phil Johnson, The Independent on Sunday