The jazz spotlight is on London this week, and I’m headed there on Saturday to catch the last couple of days of the biggest festival of the year. There’s still music to notice in Bristol though, including a great free entry session at The Canteen on Thursday with the enterprising World Service Project and – their touring partners on this occasion, a Norwegian outfit called Pixel.
You can sample both here.
And there’s a nice one at the BeBop club the day after… (pasted from their listings)
Tenor saxophonist Benn Clatworthy was born in England, but moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and has forged an impressive career in the USA having performed with Cedar Walton, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Cleveland and many other jazz greats. He comes back to tour the UK each year, and has performed several outstanding gigs at the Be-Bop in the past. An impassioned post-Coltrane style improviser, Benn has released two CDs recently, Three Wise Monkeys with organ trio, and Clatworthy Music with Latin jazz octet. “ A master player” – LA Weekly. Benn is backed by Jim Blomfield – piano, Will Harris – bass and Andy Hague – drums.