Jazz week – Nov 21

Late to this due to London Jazz Festival distractions (my reviews here, here and here). But there’s plenty in Bristol in what’s left of this jazz week, as detailed by Tony Benjamin.

I’ve nothing to add except to echo his highlighting of Ivo Neame‘s gig at Future Inns on Thursday. If you saw him with Phronesis last week, you probably won’t need persuading. Since then – busy man – he’s done concerts with Marius Neset for the jazz festival and elsewhere, just to show that this is a pianist who keeps the best company.

That’s carried into his own quintet, too, which includes the excellent Tori Freestone on sax and flute and Jim Hart on vibes. It’s a really excellent band, who don’t get to tour that often, and their live show should be something quite special. As the venue’s own publicity quotes:

“There’s an approachable immediacy to this music which crosses the jazz generations. The right up for it crowd recognise the real thing, kicking the band up another gear.” Nick Hasted for Jazzwise
“Ivo Neame’s complex compositions and gorgeous arrangements married with his searching yet unequivocal soloing results in an album of exceptional depth and originality, indubitably enhanced by his choice of such a talented coterie of collaborating musicians.” All about Jazz
They include a couple of nice youtube samples as well…
One not to miss.

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