"Think of the sound of JD Allen on "I Am I Am" played through the filter of an English sense of melancholia" DownBeat USA
"Saxophonist Duncan Eagles holds the stage with his attractively dry tone, sharpness and the urgent ferocity of his tenor improvising" John Fordham, The Guardian
" Eagles's tone on his various horns achieves an impressive blend of colours and dynamics. His compositions and arrangements, embracing sinuous, sinewy elegance, spiky funk and languid ballads, repay close attention." BBC Music Magazine
"He’s a master in fine distinctions, who moves effortlessly between traditional and modern styles of playing" Klaus Gholke (booker at Jazz Im Braunschweig, Germany)
Sep/Oct 2018 - It's been a very busy summer. I recorded my next album for release with Ropeadope next February. We recorded over two days and then mixed at Abbey Road in London. I'm really looking forward to sharing this new music and am currently putting together a tour for next year to support the launch.
As well as keeping busy with this new album I have been doing a lot of performing. I had a great time in Canada and USA with Partikel playing at Vancouver and Rochester International Jazz Festivals. I was in Germany with Anthony Strong and did a week of teaching on the International Jazz Summerschool in the South of France.
The next gig with my group will be at the EFG London Jazz Festival at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho on the 24th November. Tickets are now on sale HERE. Hope to see you there!