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Joe Webb, Summer Chill, Ubuntu ****

Feelgood Friday out and about today from pianist Joe Webb, the talented highly unpretentious tinkler beyond all begrudgery slaloming deliciously in a romper room of an album stuffed full of classics with guitarist Alex Haines, bassist Will Sach, …

Published: 24 Jun 2022. Updated: 24 months.

Feelgood Friday out and about today from pianist Joe Webb, the talented highly unpretentious tinkler beyond all begrudgery slaloming deliciously in a romper room of an album stuffed full of classics with guitarist Alex Haines, bassist Will Sach, drummer Jas Kayser, percussionist João Caetano and guesting saxophonist Fraser Smith on the record. Swings like a mother, ('Tweedle Dee' seals that thought) and becomes so horizontal on the Ben Tucker melody line of 'Comin' Home Baby' you may never stand upright ever again.

Certainly there is no room for uptightness. 'You Are My Sunshine' has a touch of the Stilgoes and good time Georgie days are back with a sprightly organ version of 'Yeh Yeh' as if time travelling to 1964, beWebbed feet all a twitch. The quasi-bugalú feel of 'Money in the Pocket' shows a whole lot of skill and insistency, Caetano joyously wigging out. Your face will be hurting by smiling so much. Wine bar bookers and the less po-faced jazz club owners out there will be desperate to say hey Joe, come on down. Do a residency. Beverages may well be consumed to all this if not on the wagon, in a mood or already partaken of the pledge. And properly so. Joe Webb, photo: press

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Kit Downes, Ricky Ford, The Comet Is Coming and more - what's on at some of mainland Europe's most iconic jazz clubs

Ricky Ford rolls on to the rue des Lombards for a quartet show tomorrow night in Paris at Sunside. Hazmat Modine are in Porgy & Bess, Vienna on Sunday night. Kit Downes' Enemy trio are in A-Trane, Berlin on 5 July. Ambrose Akinmusire is at the Casa …

Published: 24 Jun 2022. Updated: 24 months.

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Ricky Ford rolls on to the rue des Lombards for a quartet show tomorrow night in Paris at Sunside. Hazmat Modine are in Porgy & Bess, Vienna on Sunday night. Kit Downes' Enemy trio are in A-Trane, Berlin on 5 July. Ambrose Akinmusire is at the Casa del Jazz in Rome with his quartet on 6 July. Fasching in Stockholm acts to catch the ear include The Comet Is Coming on 9 July. James Francies is in Munich club Unterfahrt also on 9 July. The Wolfgang Muthspiel trio are at Jamboree in Barcelona on 12 July. Petter Eldh, top left, Kit Downes, James Maddren - take to the A-Trane