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.