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Gig selections this week

Christian McBride's New Jawn Ronnie Scott's, London Tonight & tomorrow Corto-Alto Band on the Wall, Manchester Tonight Matt Ridley's The Antidote The Yard, Manchester Tonight Dave Newton trio Watermill, Dorking Tomorrow Cameron Saint and Tom …

Published: 16 Oct 2023. Updated: 8 months.

Christian McBride's New Jawn Ronnie Scott's, London Tonight & tomorrow

Corto-Alto Band on the Wall, Manchester Tonight

Matt Ridley's The Antidote The Yard, Manchester Tonight

Dave Newton trio Watermill, Dorking Tomorrow

Cameron Saint and Tom Remon Flute and Tankard, Cardiff Tomorrow

Lorne Lofsky/Nigel Price Quartet St Ives Jazz Club, Cornwall Tomorrow

Henry Spencer 606, London Wednesday

Emilie Conway Arthur's, Dublin Wednesday

Pete Johnstone's International Organ Quartet Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Thursday

Byron Wallen 4 Corners Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester Thursday

Benn Clatworthy Quintet Hen and Chicken, Bristol Thursday

Extended Family Band Hexagon theatre, Birmingham Thursday

Rachael Cohen Quartet Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield Friday

Gaz Hughes' Beboptical Illusion Scott's, Belfast Friday

Ronnie Scott's All Stars Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon Friday

Pete Johnstone's International Organ Quartet Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Friday

Blue Lab Beats The Glasshouse, Gateshead Friday

Jim Ridl Leeds Conservatoire, Leeds Friday

Jackson Mathod Square Chapel, Halifax Friday

Lorne Lofsky and Nigel Price 1000 Trades, Birmingham Friday

Soul Immigrants The Verdict, Brighton Saturday

Get the Blessing Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool Saturday

Omar Lounge Jazz Bar, Southend Saturday

Matt Ridley's The Antidote play Manchester tonight. Photo: press

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Track of the week: Ambrose Akinmusire, 'Owl Song 1,' Nonesuch

Making a label switch from long time home Blue Note to the Warners owned stylistically eclectic label Nonesuch marks a fork in the road for trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of his generation in recent years and …

Published: 15 Oct 2023. Updated: 8 months.

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Making a label switch from long time home Blue Note to the Warners owned stylistically eclectic label Nonesuch marks a fork in the road for trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of his generation in recent years and here showing the first glimpses of a new aspect of his musical personality. A pared back ''safe space'' of a concept, the subtle tones of guitar legend Bill Frisell and lapping brushwork of New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley make everything seem low intensity but somehow deep in a way. It makes us think of Frisell's work with the much missed Ron Miles and Brian Blade. There is a weight to the sumptuously tender Akinmusire melody lines and clear rapport in the arc of what this luminous trio achieve on such an elegiac track. Look for the full release of Owl Song in December.

Ambrose Akinmusire, photo: via Nonesuch on Bandcamp