Nat Steele

BOBBY WELLINS - Jazz  Saxophonist

Principally a self taught musician Nat Steele's feel for the music of jazz is completely natural and his sense of 'the beat' comes across in his totally swinging groove. His understanding of the music is defined by this, his debut album, and a fitting portrait of The Modern Jazz Quartet.

 

A fan of Milt Jackson, there are few players of the vibophone who manage to incorpoate the richness and depth of sound possessed by Milt Jackson into their playing. Nat Steele is one of those few. Born into a musical family his first musical voice was just that - voice. He appeared on the world-wide best selling album Agnus Dei as a chorister. He also studied vioin for eight years befor setting on drums and vibaphone in his late teens influenced by his father's record collection and regular visits to Ronnie Scotts to see the likes of Cedar Walton, Monty Alexander and the like.

 

Quickly establishing himself on the London Jazz scene, Clark Tracey has noted that he is one of the finest exponents of vibrophone playing this country has produced.