We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by Mike Fletcher Trio

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The debut album from the Mike Fletcher Trio, in a splendid 4 panel card digipak, with original artwork by Jethro Brice.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Vuelta via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      £10 GBP or more 

    You own this  


  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7 GBP  or more

    You own this


  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

    Get all 16 Stoney Lane Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 10%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Highline, Ink On A Pin, K(no)w Them, K(no)w Us, We're Young Pilgrims, stillefelt, What We're Made Of, Stoney Lane Records Collection (2018), Live At The Spotted Dog, and 8 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £106.65 GBP or more (10% OFF)

    You own this


Aire 06:16 video
Her Grace 06:43
A Dino 04:32
Home 03:27
In Memoriam 08:15
Savour 03:08


"This new trio album by Mike is a beautiful musical statement by an outstanding artist. The story of each composition unfolds with a grace and charm that transports the listener to its moment of creation. The effortless interplay between Mike, Jeff and Olie gives the feeling of a band that has spent many nights on the road together."
- John O'Gallagher, NYC, August 2014

“Richly melodic originals … a real treat”
- Jazzwise

“Mike Fletcher Trio hit the ground running.”
- Marlbank

"... a free-wheeling, experimental atmosphere and real vibrancy … they dance together with a light and elegant step … a tribute to the strength of Fletcher’s writing.”
- The Jazz Breakfast / The Birmingham Post

“Vuelta is the debut release from the Mike Fletcher Trio, a band with a strong emphasis on improvisations based on Fletcher’s melodies. The result is an accessible collection of tunes that draw on the creativity and technical skills of all three players.

The trio is based in Birmingham, the major city of the English midlands. Fletcher, a 2014 ECHO Rising Star, plays the rather rare combination of flute and C-melody saxophone. Olie Brice and Jeff Williams stick with the tried and trusted rhythm section combination of bass and drums. Both rhythm section players have an extensive jazz pedigree—Brice has played with Ken Vandermark and Paul Dunmall, American expat Williams has joined Lee Konitz and Stan Getz among others. This experience shows in the trio’s unshowy, integrated approach to the music.

Stylistically the trio takes in a broad spectrum of influences—including mainstream jazz, classical, swing and improvisation—and produces eight tunes that are characterised by Fletcher’s sinuous lead lines underpinned by Williams and Brice’s bouncy, percussive rhythms. Composer credit goes to the leader, but the development of each number sounds very clearly like a whole-band responsibility.

The tunes are varied. The laid-back and slinky midsection of “Her Grace” is bookended by slower opening and closing sections given a mysterious feel by Brice’s arco bass. “Fletcher’s Walk” is a bop-flavored tune: Williams and Brice are at their bounciest, giving the number an upbeat and positive mood. “A Dino,” with Fletcher on flute, has a melody that mixes hints of Bach’s “Bourrée in E Minor” with subtler hints of “Round Midnight” and a relaxed, freeform feel. “Perhaps Sing A Song” is resolutely cheery, thanks especially to Brice’s infectious bass line.

It’s worth mentioning that Vuelta’s quality extends beyond the music—the sound is excellent (Benedic Lamdin recorded the album at London’s Fish Factory Studio) and the album packaging is also well-produced. The release comes from the young independent label Stoney Lane Records, also based in Birmingham. It’s clearly a label with a keen eye and ear for quality—let’s hope that Vuelta is a sign of things to come from the label and from the Mike Fletcher Trio.”
- Bruce Lindsey, All About Jazz


released January 26, 2015

Stoney Lane Records #SLR1931
Mike Fletcher - C Melody Sax, Flute
Olie Brice - Double Bass
Jeff Williams - Drums
All compositions by Mike Fletcher
Recorded by Benedic Lamdin at Fish Factory Studios, London - 11.06.14
Mixed by Alex Bonney
Mastered by Lewis at Stardelta
Artwork by Jethro Brice


all rights reserved



Stoney Lane Records Birmingham, UK

Inventive, independent artist-led label, growing out of a whole host of musical inventions, collaborations, experiments, friendships and performances, centered around the city of Birmingham, UK. We focus on distinctive and exciting new music and people that we love, going wherever the music takes us – a core of jazz, crossing the eclectic worlds of improv, classical, electronics & world roots ... more

contact / help

Contact Stoney Lane Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account