Welcome to the home of vibraphonist and drummer Nat Steele

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My new album, “Portrait of the MJQ,” is a swinging take on the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet and my debut album under my own name. It came out on Trio Records following the sold out launch at Ronnie Scott’s late in 2017. It was recently “Jazz Choice of the Month” in BBC Music Magazine and it’s been receiving rave reviews in the jazz press, with new reviews continuing to pour in. Have a look on the MJQ page for the latest!

The album features pianist Gabriel Latchin, Italian bassist Dario Di Lecce, and drummer Steve Brown, and consists of stellar favourites such as ‘Django’, ‘Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise’, ‘Bags Groove’, and a complete performance of ‘La Ronde Suite’.
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Some album reviews:

“Sheer delight.” Peter Vacher (Jazzwise)
“Vibrant.” - Bruce Lindsay (JazzJournal)
“Compelling.” Ian Mann (TheJazzMann)
“A refreshing treat for the ears.” Rebecca Franks (BBC Music Magazine)
“Vital intensity…” Dave Gelly (The Observer)

I’m a jazz vibraphone player and drummer based in London. I’m a principally self-taught musician and I specialise in playing straight ahead, swinging jazz, unashamedly influenced by players like Milt Jackson, Victor Feldman, Cal Tjader, Dave Pike and others. I’ve been described by UK drumming legend Clark Tracey as “one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced.”
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Have a listen to a few tracks below to whet your appetite: -

News

A remarkble young vibraphonist in the Milt Jackson tradition.
Dave Gelly (Observer)
OK, I am now officially a fan!!
Joe Locke