Recommended gigs - tonight & next few days spanning London, Dublin & Glasgow

Tonight Deschanel Gordon trio, East Side, London Wednesday Nate Smith Kinfolk, Jazz Cafe, London Drummer, composer, bandleader Nate Smith film fans may remember in lesser-known actor guise as the onscreen drummer character in 2014's Oscar best …

Published: 24 May 2022. Updated: 43 days.

Drummer, composer, bandleader Nate Smith film fans may remember in lesser-known actor guise as the onscreen drummer character in 2014's Oscar best picture-winning Birdman. A few years later Postcards from Everywhere was a revelation in 2017 a sprawling but compelling album that proved modern and in the real world: a diverse assembling that summed up where the music was heading at the time by embracing melody, rhythm, a range of hybrids, harnessing electricity as well as delving into the unplugged fabric of the sound, a little bit of vocalising and that popular spoken word element heard more and more even from Generation Xers to land upon family history and a personal story. It still sounds fresh. Notable among many delights on the record was pianist-keyboardist Kris Bowers who has found fame as a film composer for instance for the 2019 Oscar best picture-winning Don Shirley-inspired road movie, Green Book.

Deschanel Gordon, top. Photo: East Side site

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