Preamble to the audio posts takeover week

Posts next week will be audio-only beyond a few ink spots here and there. The freshly prepared bulletins are to contain news, listings and reviews contained in brief podcasts rather than text posts. It's an experiment to build on the popularity of …

Published: 4 Sep 2022. Updated: 20 days.

Posts next week will be audio-only beyond a few ink spots here and there. The freshly prepared bulletins are to contain news, listings and reviews contained in brief podcasts rather than text posts. It's an experiment to build on the popularity of the weekly pods with the fervent hope that we can feed in more each day to the mix when regular stories return. Each pod will be brief so dear fireworks lover we won't keep you out of the Pyrotechnist's Arms - none finer a hostelry in the whole of Nunhead - by arsing around and spieling on ad nauseam about alternate takes and other damp squibs.

These upcoming audio slices will run in the afternoon among other times each day to ease into lots of new sounds and jazz directions.

Into the music at the thought of all this exciting rejiggery we love 'In the Afternoon' which has the very soulful singer-guitarist James Hunter (formerly Howlin' Wilf) and the great Brian Kennedy on it. The track was on Van 1990s classic, Mercury nominated, Days Like This. Essex gent James, top - press shot who to us is like a brother from another mother to Sam Cooke given his uncanny doo-wop soaked sound opens for Van tonight in Tanglewood.

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Oh Ramona it's not 1934 any more but hey the Marlbank pick of the gigs to get a kick out of this week regardless

Frank Harrison Zefferillis Ambleside today Pianist Harrison first burst on to the scene more widely with the Gilad Atzmon Orient House Ensemble, a band that also once included the Sons of Kemet drummer Eddie Hick Georgie Fame and the Guy Barker …

Published: 4 Sep 2022. Updated: 23 days.

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Frank Harrison Zefferillis Ambleside today

Pianist Harrison first burst on to the scene more widely with the Gilad Atzmon Orient House Ensemble, a band that also once included the Sons of Kemet drummer Eddie Hick

Georgie Fame and the Guy Barker Big Band Ronnie Scott's Soho Monday-Saturday

Soho institution Swinging Sixties pop star legendary Mose Allison influenced singer and fabulous organist Georgie here with a stellar big band led by trumpeter Guy Barker who tradition has it leads the gala opening vocals night of the London Jazz Festival each year in November

Trish Clowes 606 Chelsea Tuesday

A breakthrough year in 2022 for saxophonist Trish Clowes saw the release of A View with a Room which introduced Clowes to US audiences given its appearance on trumpeter Dave Douglas' Greenleaf label. It proved a cerebral listen full of subtlety and complexity in quartet mode containing a punchy, circuitous momentum pushed on determinedly by drummer James Maddren with spiky piano accompaniment from Ross Stanley and guitarist Chris Montague. Sentimentality was banished, more an urgency on the title track for instance and on the thoughtful 'Morning Song' Clowes also showed her mastery of space and time

Extended Family Band + James Allsopp/Mark Sanders Duo Hexagon/MAC, Birmingham Thursday

Stunning reedist James Allsopp is by himself alone worth the trip to Birmingham

Amy Gadiaga Ninety One Living Room Brick Lane Thursday

New generation bassist and singer Amy Gadiaga heard last year with All Day Breakfast Cafe is a still fairly new artist to discover this week in relaxed circumstances in front of a mostly twenty and thirtysomething east London crowd

Deelee Dubé Peggy's Skylight Nottingham Friday

Singer Dubé's Trying Times in 2020 was produced by Kenny Garrett pianist Benito Gonzalez and provded how outstandingly real a classic jazz voice the singer is custodian of. The first British recipient of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Award Dubé gathered a very starry cast of top US players including the quondam Diana Krall guitarist Russell Malone, Gonzalez and a horn section for the record. Yet all receded as the singer seized the day to formidable effect. A very understated singer fundamentally yet who has power and interpretative resource bubbling up and so much to share that's her gift

Darragh Hennessy trio Scott's Belfast Friday

The latest running of pianist Scott Flanigan's east Belfast weekly jazz club hosts fellow keyboardist pianist/organist Hennessy three years on from the Dublin scenester surfaced with Duchenne Smile

Doncaster Jazz Orchestra Crookes Social Club Sheffield Sunday

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