Tuesday, 12 October, 2010

8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

Tonight we proudly present not only ace trumpeter and good friend Damon Brown but also two world names of considerable pedigree in Japanese pianist Yutaka Shiina and German bassist Martin Zenker who's playing credits include Jimmy Cobb, Billy Hart, Ed Thigpen, James Moody, Lee Konitz and Mark Murphy. "Shiina has recorded as a leader with the Marsalisites Herlin Riley, Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton, and capped his acceptance as a world-stage contender by working with the late Elvin Jones in Jazz Machine. But he keeps his virtuosity throttled back and maintains a hip expressiveness by letting insinuations, nuances and implied swing, and the subtle tick of the rhythm section do much of the work...Brown and Shiina are loyal adherents to straightahead jazz - but, as with all the best practitioners, it is the quiet deviations that count." - John Fordham, Guardian.