The final release on Innovative Scottish label, Caber Music featured Phil leading an all-star line-up comprising Reid Anderson on bass (US- The Bad Plus), Mike Walker on guitar (England- The Impossible Gentleman) and Thomas Strønen on drums (Norway- Time Is A Blind Guide). This album received a full release, with a batch of glowing reviews across the board. Unfortunately, Caber Music folded a couple of months after Headlong’s release, and so as an album, on its first release Headlong didn’t have the chance to make the impact it possibly deserved. Now maybe its time has come.

“As good as anything coming out of New York...”
Brian Morton Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings

"Jazz has an international lineage of elegiac storytellers (Shorter-Ornette-Jarrett-Garbarek-Frisell-Endresen) and Bancroft makes a suitable addition to these voices, balancing restraint and propulsion with consummate ease. With its brooding grace and rigorous distillation, it marks PhilBancroft out as a player and composer to be ignored at your peril."
Kevin Le Gendre Echoes Magazine

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