Brighton Jazz Club
Friday 1 August 2008
Joe Robinson Quartet £10/£8
Joe Robinson Tenor and soprano saxophones
John Donaldson Piano Simon Thorpe Bass Spike Wells Drums
This is a welcome opportunity to hear one of our most respected local saxophonists with his own top-notch band. Joe's rich and inventive playing evokes many classic players from the Blue Note era; the All About Jazz website likened him to Stan Getz and Dexter Gordon, when reviewing his excellent CD, While I'm Waiting.
Featured therein are tonight's musicians, all bandleaders at the top of their game; Spike recently brought us his own trio, featuring Chris Laurence and Barry Green. John is deservedly one of the most popular pianists in the UK, unsurprisingly a winner in the British Jazz Awards, and often found in the bands of Dick Pearce, Norma Winstone and Don Weller. Simon is also a mainstay of the UK scene; he's recorded many times, with Stacey Kent and Martin Speake amongst others. He was here in January with Mark Bassey. They can all be enoyed on the aforementioned CD, available from Beezwax Records; it features tunes by Kenny Barron and Wayne Shorter, plus several compositions by Joe himself.
For more information see www.beezwaxrecords.com.
Friday 8 August 2008
See you next week!
Friday 15 August 2008
Jake Goss Alto saxophone David Beebee Piano
George Trebar Double Bass Dave Trigwell Drums
The Jasbo Quartet tonight features highly-rated bop saxophonist Jake, London-born but raised in Maryland, USA; he also runs a London-based quartet, and has played with Stan Tracey, Gerard Presencer, Soweto Kinch, Spike Wells and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
David is a musician of very broad tastes and talents; his own groups include Gaya, for his own compositions, and Brasil Universo, which covers the music of latin legend Hermeto Pascoal – both bands have CDs available. He's also performed with Palestinian Reem Kelani.
George performs in many different contexts, from gypsy jazz with Andreas Oberg and Ensemble Zaiti to free jazz with Spring Heel Jack, alongside Orphy Robinson and John Edwards (q.v. Full Circle); he's also gigged with Ian Carr and Gary Potter.
Joining the Jasbo team is the inimitable Dave, a uniquely expressive and popular drummer; well-known for his work with Brighton players such as Ian Price, he performs regularly with Liane Carroll, and has toured widely and recorded with cult US singer Terry Callier.
For more information see www.thejazzbasement.co.uk/jasbo/.
Friday 22 August 2008
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Friday 29 August 2008
Full Circle £8/£6
Joss Peach Piano John Edwards Bass Mark Sanders Drums
Now Brighton-based, Joss has spent a good deal of his musical life touring abroad, including a long stay in Spain, where he played with Perico Sambeat and gained the Secadero prize for jazz piano. He's since worked with a variety of UK players including Spike Wells, Bobby Wellins, Seb Rochford, Andy Williams and Pete Wareham. He performs in the crossover classical duo Best Of Both with Glen Capra, and with the quintet Amberjac, which has a CD in the pipeline. He has formed Full Circle with two of the finest improvisers in the UK, who also perform together as a duo.
Mark has worked across the free scene (including performances with iconic figures Charles Gayle and William Parker), with Tim Berne, and in the experimental work of Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell.
John is a regular player with Evan Parker, in many groupings, and with Tony Bevan, Veryan Weston and others; he's performed at festivals around the world. He is a co-founder of The Pointy Birds, who won awards for their music for the Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs dance troupes.
For more information see www.myspace.com/fullcirclejazz.