Ava Mendoza, 'Sun Gun,' Astral Spirits ****

Getting the Nod heard on a couple of avant records that we really liked earlier this year which were the Mitchell and Gentile epic Snark Horse and William Parker treat Mayan Space Station 'Sun Gun' is essential from Ava Mendoza drawn from New Spells

Published: 17 Nov 2021. Updated: 16 days.

Getting the Nod heard on a couple of avant records that we really liked earlier this year which were the Mitchell and Gentile epic Snark Horse and William Parker treat Mayan Space Station 'Sun Gun' is essential from Ava Mendoza drawn from New Spells. The album is released on 26 November. Written by the Miami-born electric guitarist there's a great woozy heavy clout to the piece, complete with bluesy extravagant reverb and a droney intensity to it all. It's nothing less than a solo guitar tour de force. Other pieces on the album are written by Devin Hoff, the Zornian Trevor Dunn and John Dikeman. Cum on feel the noize. You'll get wild, wild, wild. Photo: Harald Krichel

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Scott's Jazz Club in Belfast prepares to welcome Barry McCrudden, Linley Hamilton, Kyron Bourke, Katharine Timoney and Nigel Mooney

Scott’s Jazz Club is a new weekly jazz club located in east Belfast's Ballyhackamore district on the Sandown Road. Curated by pianist Scott Flanigan and run by jazz-lover and studio owner Cormac O’Kane Scott’s brings the best of Irish jazz to an …

Published: 17 Nov 2021. Updated: 16 days.

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Scott’s Jazz Club is a new weekly jazz club located in east Belfast's Ballyhackamore district on the Sandown Road. Curated by pianist Scott Flanigan and run by jazz-lover and studio owner Cormac O’Kane Scott’s brings the best of Irish jazz to an appreciative audience every Friday night. The club successfully ran two events in September last year before going into lockdown then returning with some well-attended shows this autumn. To date Scott's has welcomed Republic of Ireland-based guitarist Phil Robson through the doors alongside popular local names from the Northern Irish scene such as saxophonist Dave Howell, drummer Rebecca Montgomery and Flanigan’s own organ trio.

Coming up the club is hosting an album launch by local saxophonist Barry McCrudden this coming Friday followed by trumpeter Linley Hamilton on the 26th and is also presenting three very special Christmas shows in December with Kyron Bourke Hates Christmas on 3 December, Katharine Timoney Sings Christmas on the 10th and Nigel Mooney’s Organ Failure Plays Christmas on the 17th. Click for more details. Scott Flanigan pictured above left in Scott's