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Bristol jazz week, Jul 26

July 26, 2014

Slight summer lull in progress but there are still some worthwhile jazz goings on.

The superb John Law has a date at Future Inns on Thursday.






He’s a South West resident but tours extensively so we don’t see him in Bristol that often. This is an impromptu trio with two of the best locals, Greg Cordez and Andy Tween on bass and drums, so it’ll be interesting to see what they play: standards, or some of Law’s apparently endless supply of beautiful compositions. Some of both, I hope. Either way, John Law in a nice room, on a decent piano, is always a first rate night’s music. Simply one of the best jazz piano players, anywhere.

The same evening in Clifton at the Fringe you can hear another fine new trio, Perdato, featuring Percy Pursglove Bass and Trumpet (and brilliant on both), Dan Moore – Keyboards, and the man for whom the word irrepressible was invented, Tony Orrell on Drums.

And that’s all I know about this time in the way of notable jazz. There’s lots of interesting stuff at the Canteen through the week, much of it with jazz somewhere in the mix, though, so have a look at their listings if you’re likely to be in the neighbourhood. Also worth noting that the Bristol Proms are on all week at the Old Vic, and feature some of the  most enterprising presentations of the year of music regarded as “classical”.

There’s also a rash of good gigs the week after, in the run up to Brecon wouldn’t  you know. They start with a good catch by Ian Storror who has booked an interesting bunch of touring Americans for a night at the Hen and Chicken on Sunday Aug 3. More on that next week, but details here now if you need them.


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