October release for the stellar Kevin Brady Electric Quartet's Plan B

Looking ahead to the autumn an Irish and American constellation comes together for Plan B new on the Ubuntu label in October. US-based players pianist Bill Carrothers (playing Fender Rhodes) and tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake join the Irish players …

Published: 9 Aug 2021. Updated: 40 days.

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Looking ahead to the autumn an Irish and American constellation comes together for Plan B new on the Ubuntu label in October. US-based players pianist Bill Carrothers (playing Fender Rhodes) and tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake join the Irish players double bassist Dave Redmond and leader drummer Kevin Brady on a release that draws on the jazz-rock and jazz-funk twin inspirations of 1970s-vintage Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.

Bill Carrothers, above, left, Dave Redmond, Seamus Blake, Kevin Brady. Photo: Daragh McDonagh

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Are you going to Scarborough Jazz?

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme may be in thinner supply at the festival (whatever happened to the fair, anyway?) in Scarborough next month but the jazz is on again and plentiful. Here's the neat hard bop, standards and straightahead-rooted full …

Published: 9 Aug 2021. Updated: 40 days.

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Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme may be in thinner supply at the festival (whatever happened to the fair, anyway?) in Scarborough next month but the jazz is on again and plentiful. Here's the neat hard bop, standards and straightahead-rooted full line-up for 24-26 September's festival held in the Yorkshire seaside resort town. As you scroll dig flautist Harold McNair's fine version of 'Scarborough Fair' heard on 1970 album The Fence:

Rafe’s Dilemma

Dave O’Higgins & Rob Luft Quartet

The Oxley-Meier Guitar Project

VEIN featuring Stan Sulzmann

Julian Joseph Trio

Hans Koller - Bird Migration Big Band-A Celebration of the Centenary of Charlie Parker

Djanco featuring Andy Aitchison

Karen Sharp Quartet

Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy, Jamie Safir -What's New

Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra

Zoe Gilby

Scarborough Jazz Festival September 2021 1800 x 1000

Jean Toussaint Allstar 6tet

The Fergus McCreadie Trio

Tony Kofi's 'A Portrait of a Cannonball'

John Pearce & Dave Newton

Phil Robson's Organ Trio

Alan Barnes Octet plays Jazz Portraits

Zoe Gilby, top

More details are on the Scarborough Jazz Festival website