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Bristol jazz week, Nov 2

October 31, 2015

Here are Tony Benjamin‘s notes on gigs this coming week in Bristol. I’m actually posting this from India, so nothing to add, except that I appear to have an invitation to the Pune Music Society tomorrow. Have a good musical week wherever you are!

Jazz week: November 2­

Well if you haven’t already got a ticket for the Hot 8 Brass Band (Lantern, Tuesday 3)

then it’s too late as it sold out a while back. You may need to get your skates on for

Wednesday’s gig at the Fringe @ The Mall, too: gospel/soul vocalist Celestine is pretty

popular in her own right, but her ‘special guests’ include fabulous jazz­rock guitarist Tony

Remy, piano luminary Jason Rebello and Kasabian’s Ian Matthews on drums so advance

sales could well be brisk for what should be a dazzling evening. If something calmer is

required, however, the electro­acoustic Fitkinwall are playing over at the Michael Tippett

Centre in Bath Spa University (Wednesday 4). The duo of composer Graham Fitkin and

harpist Ruth Wall blends harps and synths into hypnotic and subtle ambient music.

Thursday’s Future Inn session sees the interesting combination of Craig Crofton (sax),

Guy Calhoun (guitar) and Jonny Henderson (Hammond) in Blue Mambo, a new quintet

with percussionists Ivan Moreno and Euan Leslie giving a Latin feel to classic Blue Note

material. Finally, the Bebop club welcomes the Bristol European Jazz Ensemble (Friday 6),

trumpeter Dave Mowat’s multi­national collaboration playing their original modern jazz

material with world music influences.

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