October 30, 2011. At the Cinnamon Club, in the southern suburbs of Manchester, it was the first night of Peter White’s now customary UK autumn tour. Scheduled to play fourteen shows at six different venues he was instantly at ease in the familiar surroundings of this intimate space yet, for the excellent band that supported him, this was far from being business as usual. Yes, Marc Parnell was there on drums and everyone’s favourite bass-player Frank Felix took his usual place but new to many was outstanding keyboardist Attila Molnar and, alongside him, the rapidly emerging sax-man Elan Trotman. Remarkably, this newly formed collective had rehearsed for the first time only hours before but the enthusiasts who packed this northern outpost of contemporary jazz could have been excused for thinking they had been together for years.