Meaty motion from Cleaver

Talk about bustle, well Gerald Cleaver heard recently with Benny Golson at Cadogan Hall here with his band Violet Hour. Still I'd contend he is better playing avant best of all with the much missed Tomasz Stańko on the beautiful Wisława. Just a …

Published: 5 Dec 2019. Updated: 9 months.

Talk about bustle, well Gerald Cleaver heard recently with Benny Golson at Cadogan Hall here with his band Violet Hour. Still I'd contend he is better playing avant best of all with the much missed Tomasz Stańko on the beautiful Wisława.

Just a track from Live at Firehouse 12: I hear quite a bit of Jimmy Cobb in his playing although Cobb wouldn't handle the ferocity of the tempo here through choice quite so easily these days.

Simply what shoots forth here flies. Trumpet rules as well. The horn players queue up to take their turn. While JD Allen is a mesmerising presence and of course impresses it is Jeremy Pelt who rules like no other since Freddie Hubbard, rest in power, in the idiom stooping to a 'woody woodpecker' type figure. Hold on to your hats, a warm wind is blowing.

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2019 Highlight: Terri Lyne Carrington and Waiting Game

2019 is certainly the time for Terri Lyne Carrington who was artist in residence at the EFG London Jazz Festival and released the widely acclaimed Waiting Game. The festival director Pelin Opcin set the scene: “Terri Lyne is a prominent drummer, …

Published: 5 Dec 2019. Updated: 9 months.

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2019 is certainly the time for Terri Lyne Carrington who was artist in residence at the EFG London Jazz Festival and released the widely acclaimed Waiting Game. The festival director Pelin Opcin set the scene:

“Terri Lyne is a prominent drummer, composer and producer who has been the sought-after musical director in many projects that focused on women leaders in jazz in particular. This residency will showcase Social Science, which ‘was born from a need to express the emotions and thoughts about where we are socially, historically, politically, and spiritually. This alternative jazz band reflects a contemporary/post-modern view on music’.”