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Gary Crosby and Denys Baptiste Pizza Express Jazz Club London Wed 12 Joe Stilgoe Turner Sims Southampton Wed 12 Sarah Jane Morris Stoke By Nayland Hotel Leavenheath Wed 12 The New Mastersounds The Blues Kitchen Manchester Thursday 13 …

Published: 12 Jul 2023. Updated: 11 months.

Gary Crosby and Denys Baptiste Pizza Express Jazz Club London Wed 12

Joe Stilgoe Turner Sims Southampton Wed 12

Sarah Jane Morris Stoke By Nayland Hotel Leavenheath Wed 12

The New Mastersounds The Blues Kitchen Manchester Thursday 13

Hannah Horton Quartet The Bear Luton Friday 14

Edinburgh Jazz Festival Various Venues Edinburgh begins on Fri 14

Line-up includes Jools Holland, Hamish Stuart, Lakecia Benjamin, Arild Andersen trio feat. Tommy Smith and Thomas Strønen, Georgia Cécile, Theon Cross, Zoe Rahman, the Fergus McCreadie trio

Hugh Buckley Scott's Jazz Club Belfast Fri 14

Clare Teal, Dennis Rollins, Tim Garland, Martin Taylor - Lincoln Jazz Festival Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln Fri 14-Sunday 16

Madeline Bell with Ian Shaw Pavilion Arts Centre Buxton Saturday 15

Lakecia Benjamin Ronnie Scott's London Sat 15

Zoe Gilby Quartet Seven Arts Leeds Sun 16

Gary Crosby top at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho tonight with Denys Baptiste - the last artist to record for Crosby's legendary Dune label - tonight playing the music of Wayne Shorter

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Gabriel Espinosa, Bossas and Boleros, Zoho ***1/2

Bassist, singer, long time academic at Herbie Hancock's alma mater Grinnell College in Iowa the Mexico born Gabriel Espinosa, who has down the years collaborated with fellow Mexican Birdman composer Antonio Sánchez and the great singer Tierney …

Published: 12 Jul 2023. Updated: 11 months.

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Bassist, singer, long time academic at Herbie Hancock's alma mater Grinnell College in Iowa the Mexico born Gabriel Espinosa, who has down the years collaborated with fellow Mexican Birdman composer Antonio Sánchez and the great singer Tierney Sutton, delivers a vibrant mix with plenty of big names dotted about including friends and ''jazz household names'' - notably piano icon Fred Hersch on a couple of tracks, the New York Voices' Kim Nazarian and stellar clarinettist Anat Cohen on 'Mi Jarana'. On the latter piece Espinosa explains that the number emanates from ''a traditional dance and musical style of Yucatan, Mexico. The Jarana meter can be in 6/8 or in 3/4''. Linwood Bell and Jeremy Fox contribute significantly to the arranging, highlights are certainly a version of easy listening staple the toothsome Carpenters' 'Sing' arranged by Fox - and even better at the heart of it all and probably the song to return to most, covered in recent years stirringly by Rachael and Vilray, the swoonsome 1940s Cuban bolero 'Nosotros' sung so tenderly by Gerardo Flores.