Scott's Jazz Club in Belfast prepares to welcome Barry McCrudden, Linley Hamilton, Kyron Bourke, Katharine Timoney and Nigel Mooney

Scott’s Jazz Club is a new weekly jazz club located in east Belfast's Ballyhackamore district on the Sandown Road. Curated by pianist Scott Flanigan and run by jazz-lover and studio owner Cormac O’Kane Scott’s brings the best of Irish jazz to an …

Published: 17 Nov 2021. Updated: 16 days.

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Scott’s Jazz Club is a new weekly jazz club located in east Belfast's Ballyhackamore district on the Sandown Road. Curated by pianist Scott Flanigan and run by jazz-lover and studio owner Cormac O’Kane Scott’s brings the best of Irish jazz to an appreciative audience every Friday night. The club successfully ran two events in September last year before going into lockdown then returning with some well-attended shows this autumn. To date Scott's has welcomed Republic of Ireland-based guitarist Phil Robson through the doors alongside popular local names from the Northern Irish scene such as saxophonist Dave Howell, drummer Rebecca Montgomery and Flanigan’s own organ trio.

Coming up the club is hosting an album launch by local saxophonist Barry McCrudden this coming Friday followed by trumpeter Linley Hamilton on the 26th and is also presenting three very special Christmas shows in December with Kyron Bourke Hates Christmas on 3 December, Katharine Timoney Sings Christmas on the 10th and Nigel Mooney’s Organ Failure Plays Christmas on the 17th. Click for more details. Scott Flanigan pictured above left in Scott's

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Looking ahead to 2022: Andrew Cyrille, William Parker and Enrico Rava set the free-jazz agenda with 2 Blues for Cecil

Free-jazz fans take note because early listens to 2 Blues For Cecil suggest that this trio record from three icons of the avant-garde, the Italian trumpeter/flugelhornist Enrico Rava and Americans double bassist William Parker and drummer Andrew …

Published: 17 Nov 2021. Updated: 16 days.

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Free-jazz fans take note because early listens to 2 Blues For Cecil suggest that this trio record from three icons of the avant-garde, the Italian trumpeter/flugelhornist Enrico Rava and Americans double bassist William Parker and drummer Andrew Cyrille, will consummately set the agenda for the beginning of 2022.

All three played with Cecil Taylor named in the title of this TUM label homage recorded in a Paris studio over two days back in February.

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Andrew Cyrille, Enrico Rava, William Parker, above

Tracks are: 'Improvisation No. 1,' 'Ballerina,' 'Blues For Cecil No. 1,' 'Improvisation No.2,' 'Top, Bottom and What's in the Middle,' 'Blues For Cecil No. 2,' 'Enrava Melody,' 'Overboard,' 'Machu Picchu' and a version of the 1930s Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart classic 'My Funny Valentine' forever engraved on the hearts of jazz fans by Miles Davis on the trumpeter's 1965-released live album of the same name. The open, loose, poetically oblique Cyrille, Parker and Rava treatment of 'Valentine' is pretty staggering to be perfectly frank. Release date is 21 January. We'll bring you a full review nearing release time.

Photos: Luciano Rossetti