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Friday 2 July 2010

BJC Closed

Friday 9 July 2010

Joss Peach's Full Circle £8/£6

Joss Peach Piano Terry Pack Bass Jim Whyte Drums

Joss Peach

Joss Peach by Tom de Grunwald

Joss is becoming well-known around the UK for his wide range of composing and performing skills; Claire Martin (Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up) commented:

“A quirky, fresh and original take on the trio format. Well-crafted originals and skilfully adapted classics left me wanting much more.”

An outstanding straight-ahead player who has gigged with Pete Wareham, Seb Rochford, Spike Wells, Bobby Wellins, Andy Panayi and Dave Whitford, Joss also composes music for film, teaches African drumming and may also add his mbira skills to this evening's music. This hugely creative and original musician brings us his flagship trio, a strong collaboration of kindred spirits.

Bandleader and composer Terry brings extensive experience across rock and jazz, having gigged with BB King, Dr. John, Van Morrison, John Etheridge, Liane Carroll, Gilad Atzmon and Don Weller. He was a member of cult band The Enid, appearing on many recordings, as well as with Claire Hamill, US bluesman Johnny Mars, Steve Hackett and Jan Akkerman. He has just produced the follow-up to his 2006 album What Happens Now with Palimpsest – another collection of original material, featuring appearances from Mark Edwards, Bobby Wellins and Jim Whyte.

Jim is a multi-instrumentalist of great ability who has worked with musicians as varied as Keith Emerson and Evelyn Glennie. Originally based around the Scottish and Manchester jazz scenes, he has worked with Anita Wardell, Nikki Iles, Mike Walker, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and Julian Siegel. Like Joss and Terry, he leads his own group, Sonic Butterfly, which has just recorded an eponymous debut CD, featuring guest appearances from Stan Sulzmann and Mike Outram. Full Circle's current release is Underbelly.

For more information see www.myspace.com/fullcirclejazz.

Friday 16 July 2010

BJC Closed

Friday 23 July 2010

Jon Lloyd Quintet £12/£10
featuring John Law

Jon Lloyd Soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
John Law Piano Rob Palmer Guitar & electronics
Rodney Teague Electric bass Asaf Sirkis Drums

Jon Lloyd

Jon Lloyd

This enticing new band is now on a short tour prior to recording a CD; it is led by a major voice in improvised music. Jon's quartets throughout the 1990s featured musicians of the calibre of Paul Rogers, Marcio Mattos, Mark Sanders and his longstanding collaborator John Law. He produced a range of outstanding recordings with these musicians on the Leo and HatART labels, such as Syzygy, Praxis and Abacus (the latter with John Law's quartet); he has in later years composed acclaimed chamber music. Tonight's line-up finds Jon on soprano sax as usual, but moving from alto sax to bass clarinet.

Reconnecting with tonight's pianist is one cause for celebration; John's gigs in recent years with his Art Of Sound trios have always been revelatory. Add in the extraordinary power of that band's drummer and a great band is already in place. Asaf's own trio and his gigs with Gilad Atzmon alone have cemented his reputation.

Rob's extensive work in improvised ensembles includes the group Apparitions with Phil Wachsmann and Jon Lloyd; Rob, Jon and Rodney have gigged in jazz group the Red Clay Collective. Rodney also gigs around the south west with Ray d'Inverno and Tony Roberts. Tonight's mélange of music promises to weave Jon's highly-developed compositions in post-bop and modal territory with the talents of a major team of improvisers.

For more information see Jon's MySpace page.

Friday 30 July 2010

BJC Closed