Algorisms is the brainchild of singist Alison Limerick & keyboarder Gordon Hulbert.

UK Jazz Combo

Based in the UK, Algorisms’ music is an eclectic mix of styles brought together in a soulful jazz hybrid. Picking from their own list of favourite standards from the world of Jazz, Pop and Movies, Algorisms perform each song in their own unique way, exploring time signatures, reharmonisation, lyrical re-writes, extreme dynamics and much more besides.  

Sounds Like…

Although Algorisms can be called a ‘jazz’ collective, due to their love of jazz harmonies and improvisation, they also have a wide spectrum of non-jazz influences, including Classic and Acoustic-Soul, Funk, Gospel, Mainstream Pop and Classical genres, which add to the mélange that is their take on Nu Jazz. Watch and hear Algorisms here.

Algorisms Live

Algorisms work with different sized line-ups, from a vocal/piano duo up to a quintet or larger. They have performed in small jazz venues, in concert halls and at major festivals with some of the UK’s foremost jazz players, including Roberto Manzin, James Gardiner-Bateman, Mark Mondesir, Neville Malcolm, Winston Clifford, Jerry Brown, Tony Mason, Winston Blisset and Greg Heath.

Alison Limerick

Perhaps better known as a singer at the heart of the international club scene, Alison was also heavily involved from day one in the UK’s soul/jazz arena – particularly with the James Taylor Quartet, Roger Beaujolais (Vibraphonic, The Beaujolais Band), Full Flava and Courtney Pine and she has a long and impressive list of credits, recording and performing live with these artists. Promoting her own albums ‘And Still I Rise’ and ‘With A Twist’ on BMG and ‘Spirit Rising’, Alison toured her live band around Europe and the far East and was featured on the UK’s prime time ‘Saturday Night Live’ television show. As a session singer she has worked most notably with George Michael, Pete Murphy and Lamont Dozier.

Gordon Hulbert

Musical director and producer Gordon Hulbert has a long history playing live with diverse artists such as Hugh Masekela, Chaka Khan, Alexander O’Neal, Imogen Heap, Suzi Quatro, Odyssey, Imagination, Heatwave etc. He was a member of the ‘Mr Bongo’ label’s latin supergroup Mr Hermano and joined multiple BMI award-winning folktronica band Psapp for various European and US tours, as well as the Meltdown Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2015. He leads a double life as a composer/producer for mainstream pop, jazz, dance, movies and TV, setting up his own recording studio in Notting Hill in 1997 and as such has produced, remixed and/or collaborated with Julian Marc Stringle (for Polygram Records), Salif Keita (Universal Jazz), Burt Bacharach, Willy Russell, Bill Laswell, Axel Kroell, the Berman Brothers etc