UK gigs recommended for the week of 12-18 September ahead

Denys Baptiste Triumvirate The Yard Manchester Monday. Webb City St Ives Jazz Club St Ives Cornwall Tuesday. Henry Lowther's Still Waters East Side Jazz Club London Tues. Svaneborg Kardyb + Rkdia Turner Sims Southampton Wednesday. Alan Barnes …

Published: 11 Sep 2022. Updated: 16 days.

Denys Baptiste Triumvirate The Yard Manchester Monday.

Webb City St Ives Jazz Club St Ives Cornwall Tuesday.

Henry Lowther's Still Waters East Side Jazz Club London Tues.

Svaneborg Kardyb + Rkdia Turner Sims Southampton Wednesday.

Alan Barnes ''Copperfield'' octet The Concorde Eastleigh Wed.

Nigel Price and the Spin band The Oxford Artisan Distillery Oxford Thursday.

David Newton/Euan Stevenson, Jim Thorn Trio, Dave O'Higgins & Rob Luft, Liane Carroll Trio, Karen Sharp Trio, Alan Barnes + Eleven, Nigel Price Organ Quartet with Vasilis Xenopoulos, Hexagonal, the Sara Dowling Quartet and more Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend Newport begins on Thurs.

Trilok Gurtu Ronnie Scott's London Friday and Saturday.

Orlando Le Fleming & Romantic Funk feat. James Copus Vortex London Fri.

Alati 1000 Trades Birmingham Fri.

Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat Bridgewater Hall Manchester stalls foyer (lunchtime, free) Fri.

Cathal Roche Quartet Scott's Jazz Club Belfast Fri.

Roy Ayers pictured St George's Bristol Saturday.

London Vocal Project Pizza Express Jazz Club London (lunchtime) Sunday.

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Benjamin Lackner, Circular Confidence, ECM ***

Track of the day: the unique touch of famed French drummer Manu Katché lifts the interest here significantly on a dreamy plangent ballad the melody led by the fine Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick. German-American pianist Benjamin ''Benny'' Lackner …

Published: 10 Sep 2022. Updated: 26 hours.

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Track of the day: the unique touch of famed French drummer Manu Katché lifts the interest here significantly on a dreamy plangent ballad the melody led by the fine Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick. German-American pianist Benjamin ''Benny'' Lackner is classy but a little anonymous in his soloing at first. That changes rapidly however as the piece unfolds the interest certainly enhanced by the harmonic detail provided by French bassist Jérôme Regard. And so eventually the hypnotic appeal of the plangent trumpet line on top achieves a certain convincing melancholia.

Lackner was born in Berlin in 1976 and moved to the US in his early teens before returning to Germany in the late-2000s. He's had a trio for two decades involving Regard here. The full record Last Decade from which this introductory piece is drawn and Lackner's first for the label consisting largely of his own originals is out in mid-October. We'll bring you a full album review on release.

The Benjamin Lackner quartet l-r Mathias Eick, Benjamin Lackner, Manu Katché, Jérôme Regard. Photo: bennylackner.com