Choice gigs for the week ahead

Melanie Charles Band on the Wall Manchester Monday Last year the Melanie Charles cover of Norman Mapp's 'Jazz (Ain't Nothing But Soul)' associated with Betty Carter was a rollercoaster ride full of sonic trickery and was on the vibrant …

Published: 12 Nov 2022. Updated: 24 days.

Melanie Charles Band on the Wall Manchester Monday

Last year the Melanie Charles cover of Norman Mapp's 'Jazz (Ain't Nothing But Soul)' associated with Betty Carter was a rollercoaster ride full of sonic trickery and was on the vibrant club-friendly Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women. On it Charles also covered Marlena Shaw classic 'Woman of the Ghetto' showing charismatic flair and sassiness in equal measure.

Josh Kemp Quartet St Ives Jazz Club St Ives Tuesday

Riaan Vosloo's Commotion Bristol Music Club Bristol Wednesday

Julian Nicholas The White House Oxford Thursday

Shane Allessio Band Peggy's Skylight Nottingham Thursday

Becki Biggins St Luke's Chepstow Friday

ÄTSCH Scott's Jazz Club Belfast Friday

Aaron Parks' Little Big Ronnie Scott's London Saturday

Sarathy Korwar Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate Sunday

Melanie Charles plays Manchester on Monday night

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Too Many Zooz, Pecking Order, Too Many Zooz **** EP

Seriously catchy brass house mayhem here driven by the baritone saxophone of Leo Pellegrino whose pumped up bari on steroids sound decorates some of the soundtrack of the new Damien Chazelle movie Babylon whose soundtrack is by Justin Hurwitz, on …

Published: 12 Nov 2022. Updated: 24 days.

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Seriously catchy brass house mayhem here driven by the baritone saxophone of Leo Pellegrino whose pumped up bari on steroids sound decorates some of the soundtrack of the new Damien Chazelle movie Babylon whose soundtrack is by Justin Hurwitz, on the track 'Call Me Manny.'

Erstwhile busker sensations Too Many Zooz with Pellegrino are trumpeter Matt Muirhead and drummer David Parks on 'Cane Dangler' is in a groove like something you'd hear on a Beyoncé banger - take that drift if you journey past the riff into the synth undertow and beat reminscent of the style of 'Crazy in Love' a tad. 'Command No Go' again completely centred around a chunky riff here with boisterous synthed up harmonies screaming behind and highly compressed production sound adds something and is the other pick of the EP. The energy is no-nonsense but extraordinary in terms of impact. And you get that sensation on 'Call Me Manny' to boot and continue this party of all parties vibe.