Jeff Williams live quartet album Road Tales lead-off track streams

Warmly sound engineered two years ago by Luc Saint-Martin, in-house sound engineer at the Pizza Express Jazz Club (why ''warmly''? Just check how the scattered audience applause is rendered as one checkpoint and then you can focus on the …

Published: 5 Oct 2020. Updated: 12 months.

Warmly sound engineered two years ago by Luc Saint-Martin, in-house sound engineer at the Pizza Express Jazz Club (why ''warmly''? Just check how the scattered audience applause is rendered as one checkpoint and then you can focus on the instrumental mix), 'Search Me' is drawn from Live at London Jazz Festival: Road Tales to be released by the Whirlwind label on 20 November. A little more description on the players heard on the track, John O'Gallagher is a Webern expert, his sound always has a bluesy ache to it and a thrusting energy. Leader Jeff Williams, a legend, Konitzian, and is always worth listening to live and on record. Josh Arcoleo was on Andrew McCormack's Graviton last year and was mentored in his early playing career by Pee Wee Ellis. Lasserson is well known for his work with Ethan Iverson and was on Loredana that came out last year. Upstairs exterior of Pizza Express Jazz Club. Photo: marlbank

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Details of new Ronnie's documentary

From the website of new documentary Ronnie's by director Oliver Murray. Written and Directed by Oliver Murray. Due for release in the UK on 22nd October in Everyman Cinemas…

Published: 5 Oct 2020. Updated: 12 months.

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From the website of new documentary Ronnie's by director Oliver Murray.

Written and Directed by Oliver Murray. Due for release in the UK on 22nd October in Everyman Cinemas…

UNCUT MAGAZINE 9/10 “A subtle portrait of a complicated man, Murray has made an exemplary documentary worthy of its subject.”

''Ronnie’s made me cheer, laugh and weep. It’s a revelation! Aside from being a superb piece of film-making and story-telling it’s an important film. In my estimation an incredibly important film.'' – Stephen Fry

In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s Soho. As part of the burgeoning modern jazz movement, he and fellow saxophonist Pete King had dreamt of opening a club modelled on the swinging scene of New York’s 52nd Street. From its humble beginnings sixty years ago, Ronnie Scott’s would become the cornerstone of the UK jazz scene and one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world.

Ronnie Scott was beloved by many, from the great and famous who frequented his club, to the many hard up musicians who were often helped by his warmth and generous spirit. However, Ronnie was as complex and colourful as the music played on his stage. In private Ronnie battled with depression and when his untimely death occurred in 1996 it left the jazz community bereft of a respected and favourite leader.

Funny and moving, Ronnie’s features performances by some of greatest musicians of the C20th including…

OSCAR PETERSON, DIZZY GILLESPIE, ROLAND KIRK, CLEO LANE & JOHN DANKWORTH, BUDDY RICH, SARAH VAUGHAN, SONNY ROLLINS, MILES DAVIS, JIMI HENDRIX, ELLA FITZGERALD, VAN MORRISON & CHET BAKER, NINA SIMONE and BEN WEBSTER.