Four Views is a melodic and swinging album of jazz standards, featuring Mick on baritone and C melody saxophones, Dominic Ashworth on guitars, Tom Farmer on bass and Tristan Mailliot on drums. "Broadway", "Recado Bossa Nova" and "Emily" are some of the tunes that appear on it. Four Views was released on Hainault Records in September 2012.

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Foster’s sound is warmer than some, occasionally Mulliganesque, his solos marked by fluency and the kind of pleasing ideas that imbue Ashworth’s contributions too […] focussed yet relaxed, the entire album a low-key delight.”

Pater Vacher, Jazz UK, October 2012


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October Dances features Mick on soprano, alto and baritone saxes with Yeu-Meng Chan, piano. The inspiration for this classical album comes from musical repertoire which derives from or has connections with dance. It was released in February 2011 on Hainault Records. The pieces are Hot-Sonate, E Schulhoff; Piece en Forme de Habanera, M Ravel; Sarabande et Allegro, G Grovlez; Sonata in G minor BWV 1020, J S Bach; October Dances, M Foster; Suite Hellenique, P Iturralde.

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Crackerbarrel Music features Digby Fairweather on cornet, David Hackbridge Johnson on piano and Mick on the bass saxophone. This unique cabaret trio, "We Three", sets out to play the classic repertoire of the 20s, 30s and 40s in both sweet and swinging styles. The album was released in August 2011 on Hainault Records.

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The Mick Foster Group is a six piece ensemble comprising Mick on baritone and soprano saxophone, Jacqueline Dankworth, voice; Dominic Ashworth, guitar; James Pearson, piano; Dave Jones, bass and Simon Pearson, drums. Most of the material is original, modern and melodic. This CD, “Changing Fortunes” was released by Black Box Music in 2000.

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“A very impressive record...this intelligent and well-crafted set of tunes should hold no fears for anyone even remotely in touch with modern improvised music: in fact it will be enjoyed by many who would normally rule themselves out from such a definition. Good music should be like that.”

Jazzwise (****)

“The tone colours produced by this six-piece band are consistently stimulating.”

The Observer

"Without doubt there is infinite capacity in some of our ‘home-grown’ musicians and this album is a true reflection of the best of contemporary music."

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