With Michael Brecker tribute band the incredible Charged Particles in the line-up - Live at the Baked Potato blew us away on release two years ago - Michael's brother the great trumpeter and flugel player Randy Brecker joins the band booked along with some of the cream of the UK mainstream jazz and straightahead scene gathering in Scarborough in September for one of the best line-ups anywhere so far this year on the regional festival circuit.
Ian Shaw, Tony Kofi, Clare Teal, Brandon Allen, Emma Rawicz, Ivo Neame, Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale, Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick (above) and more are in the strong line-up. Check out our current track of the week 'Detachment' from Freestone and Mick above. Scarborough dates are 22-24 September - click through for details.
Before the Scarborough date on the 23rd Charged Particles and Randy also play Merchants House, Glasgow on the 17th of September; Player Hall, Nottingham High School, DH Lawrence's old school, on the 18th; the Concorde, Eastleigh on the 19th; The Spin at Tap Social, Botley, near Oxford, on the 20th; Ronnie Scott's, London on the 21st; and Stoller Hall, Manchester the 22nd
Randy Brecker, top. Photo: press