Wrapping up a week Pottering about in the podcast: top new albums and checking out a great new venue

We discovered a fine new venue going in Soho this week and choose the Chris Potter gospel influenced Got the Keys to the Kingdom as our album of the week anticipating its release soon. It's a formidable achievement and all the more special given …

Published: 22 Jan 2023. Updated: 11 days.

We discovered a fine new venue going in Soho this week and choose the Chris Potter gospel influenced Got the Keys to the Kingdom as our album of the week anticipating its release soon. It's a formidable achievement and all the more special given that it was created live. Thanks for reading marlbank and your contributions this week via Ko-fi. Donate if you dig to keep the site going. Rick Simpson and Daniel Casimir at Ronnie's mid-week

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Gigs to go to beyond London

John Pearce and Alex Hutchings Trio, Bristol Music Club, Bristol Wednesday 25 Jan John Etheridge Blue Spirits trio Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath Wed 25 Jan The Paul Booth and Ross Stanley Band, The White House, Oxford Wed 25 Jan Art Themen …

Published: 22 Jan 2023. Updated: 11 days.

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John Pearce and Alex Hutchings Trio, Bristol Music Club, Bristol Wednesday 25 Jan

John Etheridge Blue Spirits trio Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath Wed 25 Jan

The Paul Booth and Ross Stanley Band, The White House, Oxford Wed 25 Jan

Art Themen organ trio Gonville Hotel, Cambridge Thursday 26 Jan

Xhosa Cole quartet The Musician, Leicester Thurs 26 Jan

Byron Wallen's Four Corners Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff Friday 27 Jan

Paul Dunlea & Kalevi Louhivuori, Scott's Jazz Club, Belfast Fri 27 Jan

Tim Garland and Jason Rebello Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury Fri 27 Jan

Alan Barnes octet Royal and Derngate, Northampton Fri 27 Jan

Aidan Pope trio, 1000 Trades, Birmingham Fri 27 Jan

John Butcher Prince Albert, Brighton Saturday 28 Jan

Rob Barron Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham Sat 28 Jan

2020's From This Moment On Here proved a breakthough for Rob Barron. The trio album included compositions by pianist Barron along with Great American Songbook standards including the title track Cole Porter evergreen. The pianist studied at the Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and in his career to date he has performed with Phil Woods, Grant Stewart, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau, Marlena Shaw, John Marshall and Dave O’Higgins among many others appearing on more than 30 albums.

Ocean Eddie and Shirley Smart/James Arben Duo Centrala, Birningham Sunday 29 Jan

Appearing in Nottingham on Saturday night - Rob Barron. Photo: press