Three fantastic bands playing as part of a Ronnie Scotts showcase of British talent.
More Pictures to come.....
A very special & moving tribute to the great Pharaoh Sanders with Shabaka Hutchings on tenor sax, Wayne Frances on alto sax, Theon Cross on tuba, Tom Skinner on drums, Maxwell Hallett on drums, Tom Herbert on electric bass, Ahmad Dayes on trombone & Dan Leavers on keys.
Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra is still inspirational at 93 years of age, playing sax, flute, casio vl-tone, electronic valve instrument & vocals. Bonkers but sublime, with Kash Killion on bass, cello, sarangi & vocals, Avreeayl Ra – drums, bamboo flute. Ka on piano.
Rising stars of the new jazz scene playing in showcase music school talent. Trinity Laban Contemporary Jazz Ensemble and (I'm)Possibilities perform as part of the Next Generation Takes Over EFG London Jazz Festival at the Barbican 12.11.17
Fantastic music , marvellous musicians with Axel Kaner-Lidstrom on trumpet, James Mollison on tenor, Joe Elliot on alto sax, Rosie Turton on trombone, Mark Mollison on guitar, Michael Shrimpling on bass, Dominic Stephen Canning on keys & Jake Long on drums. Serious talent on show and what gets me is they all play in other equally standout bands such as Nerija, Maisha, Ezra Collective and others....
Real pleasure to take some pics for Far Out Recordings to celebrate their 200th release'Viajando Com O Som ' by Hermeto Pascoal. Saxophonist Sean Khan play some tunes from Hermeto's songbook with Sam Leak on keys and Laurie Lowe on drums. On the decks the legendary Joe Davis.
This one was a bit special and I didn't even get to see the headliner Makaya McCraven with Kamaal Williams and Soweto Kinch ! Disappointing though that was Jaimie Branch \ Fly or Die followed by Theon Cross Trio were truly inspiring.
Yet again Church of Sound smashes it ! This time presenting Emma-Jean Thackray Ethio Jazz Songbook with Tenderlonious, Joe Armon Jones, Ben Kelly, Pie Eye Collective & Liz Exell. Krar Collective supporting. 13.10.17
Brazilian Resistance Songs Public Workshop with David Treece discussing the lyrics of songs 'O Mestre Sala dos Mares' and 'Comadre' written during the dictatorship by Joao Bosco and Aldir Blanc. Monica Vasconcelos singing with Ife Tolentino on guitar at the Horniman Museum , London, 24.09.17
Soweto Kinch fusing jazz, spoken word and hip hop Nick Jurd on bass and Will Glaser on drums at the Rich Mix 21.9.17
Church of Sound pulls off another amazing gig, first off a funky fusion of improvised Jimi Hendrix tunes. Later more thrilling improvisations of their own material by former members of Yussef Kamaal , Mansur Brown and Yussef Dayes, now joined by Charlie Stacey on keys.
The fabulous Tenderlonious and the 22archestra playing at Worldwide FM's 1st Birthday party at the Total Refreshment Centre in Stoke Newington, London 7.9.17
Three fantastic musicians improvising a fusion of jazz, house and much more.
I try not to miss events put on by 'The Church of Sound', they are always outstanding & this evening was no exception. Playing two sets, 'Maisha' began with the music of Alice Coltrane and then a selection of their own compositions. Nubya Garcia on sax, Tim Doyle and Yahael Camara Onono on percussion, Shirley Tetteh on guitar, Amane Suganami on keys and Twm Dylan on double bass. Amazing yet again.
Nubya Garcia is an exciting young British jazz musician. Tonight she was launching her new vinyl 'Nubya's Five' playing with a stella lineup including : Moses Boyd and Femi Koleoso on drums, Daniel Casmir on bass, Joe Armon-Jones on keys, Theon Cross on tuba and Sheila M. Maurice-Grey on trumpet.
Orphy Robinson put together a spectacular band of musicians to pay tribute to legendary American vibes player Bobby Hutcherson including: Tony Kofi on alto sax, Robert Mitchell on keys, Moses Boyd on drums, Nubya Garcia on tenor sax, Byron Wallen on trumpet, Rowland Sutherland on flutes, Dudley Phillips on bass with Orphy on vibes and marimba. This gig was later voted 2017 Live Experience of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards
Dayme Arocena plays the Leon Thomas songbook at the Church of Sound on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney. Jorge Luis Lagarza Perez on piano, Ruly Herrera on drums, Rafael Aldama Chiroles on bass and special guest on saxophone, Shabaka Hutchings.