AUTUMN/WINTER SEASON 2013/2014

HUGH MASEKELA AND LARRY WILLIS
Tuesday 5 November 8pm 
 
Hugh Masekela trumpet
Larry Willis piano
 
A rare opportunity to experience the intimate side of South African maestro Hugh Masekela, in a sumptuously lyrical series of duets with master pianist Larry Willis, revisiting a long friendship stretching back to their days together at college in New York in the 60s. Their release Friends is a masterpiece of chamber jazz combined with the sheer exuberance of the Masekela style.
 
£20, concessions £19, Friends £18, students £10
 
 
ALEXI TUOMARILA TRIO
Tuesday 19 November 8pm
 
Alexi Tuomarila piano
Mats Eilertsen double bass
Olavi Louhivuori drums
 
Finnish-born Alexi Tuomarila is one of the most important young pianists & composers on the European Jazz scene. With extensive touring behind him as a leader as well as with trumpeter and ECM artist, Tomasz Stanko has created a sensation with new album Seven Hills, which highlights his rhythmically robust compositions and the trio’s almost telepathic communication. This music is filled with emotional and melancholy warmth balanced with a rhythmical drive. 
 
£16, concessions £15, Friends £14.40, students £8
 
 
STAN TRACEY’S
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS
Thursday 12 December 8pm
 
Stan Tracey piano
Clark Tracey drums
Andy Cleyndert bass
Simon Allen saxophones
Ben Tracey narration
 
Inspired by Dylan Thomas' short story, A Child's Christmas in Wales, jazz legend Stan Tracey CBE has put pen to paper for the first time in over 10 years to compose a new suite, performed by his current quartet with the addition of Stan's 23 year old grandson, Ben Tracey, as narrator. Very much in the mould of Stan's landmark recording Under Milk Wood Suite from the Sixties, this was another popular story in the Tracey household for many years.
 
Stan really is a national treasure. In his 80’s, he’s playing better than ever. Jazzwise
 
£20, concessions £19, Friends £18, students £10
 
 
ROBERTO CHERILLO AND KEKKO FORNARELLI
SHINE
Saturday 25 January 8pm
Shine is a brand new project born from the collaboration of two unique artists. A Duo melting in a extraordinary bond two different personalities, creating a sound which ranges from classical piano to electronics, from Northern European influences to Anglo Saxons contaminations, to Eastern ideas.
 
Roberto Cherillo’s pure and sheer voice and Kekko Fornarelli’s virtuoso piano sound are perfectly harmonized and they sustain each other, blending in the distortions created by the synth.  The focus of the show is an experimentation on the genre canzone, through extensive studies and researches ranging from La Monte Young  to Meredith Monk, to all that scenario post – John Cage that involves influences of the sound of  Gyuto Monks of Tibet .
 
£16, concessions £15, Friends £14.40, students £8
 
 
SLOWLY ROLLING CAMERA
Friday 31 January 7.30pm
 
Dave Stapleton piano, fender Rhodes & composer 
Dionne Bennett vocals 
Elliot Bennett drums 
Deri Roberts electronics 
Chris Montague guitar 
Mark Lockheart saxophones 
Neil Yates trumpet 
Dave Kane double bass
 
Slowly Rolling Camera have rapidly built up a reputation as one of the most interesting projects emerging from the UK today for their robust grooves, deep emotional contrasts and compelling melodic and rhythmical hooks. Drawing on a diverse range of influences the result is music that has distinct echoes of the ‘invisible soundtracks’ of UK progressives Cinematic Orchestra, Portishead as well as the polychrome textures of maverick Scandinavian artists Sigur Ros. Slowly Rolling Camera are purveyors of mysterious audio vignettes, moulded by a structural sophistication plugged straight into the vibrant emotional current of pop culture.
 
£18, concessions £17, Friends £16.20, students £9
 
 

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