Another week and another pair of exciting double-bills for the SECollective:
Jazz at the Crypt
This Thursday July the 11th we are presenting two groups as part of the Camberwell Jazz Festival – head down to the Crypt (St. Giles Church) to see Arthur Lea’s The Way That You Do It perform alongside Identity Parade at one of London’s more quirky jazz venues. Doors at 8pm, tickets are £8/5, come and join us for this away match, it’ll be a great night!
Back at home, down at the Amersham next week we have the French horn virtuoso Jim Rattigan, as well as emerging talent Jon Desbruslais leading his own quintet.
Jim Rattigan / Liam Noble / Dylan Bates / Sophie Ramsay
The U.K.'s foremost jazz French horn player will be joined by Liam Noble on piano, Dylan Bates on violin and poet Sophie Ramsay. They will perform 'Reverberance', a new work by Jim Rattigan set to two poems by Sophie Ramsay.
“Rattigan...a brilliant and versatile jazz soloist on French horn and an interesting and questing composer/arranger” - Ian Carr, Rough Guide To Jazz
“Noble is a supreme motivic improviser in the manor of Thelonious Monk, Ornette Colman, Sonny Rollins and latterly, Brad Mehldau” - John Fordham, The Guardian
“Bates is one of the most exciting figures on the jazz scene....” Tom Barlow, Jazzwise
“Sophie magically transports the audience...” Wil Mossop, Three Weeks
Jon Desbruslais Quintet
Emerging drummer Jon Desbruslais formed his quintet earlier this year with Dougie Freeman (Piano), Nick Breakspeare (Bass), Henry Spencer (Trumpet) and Tommy Andrews (Alto Saxophone) to perform his own original music. Influenced by the likes of Art Blakey, Brian Blade, Chucho Valdes and Ambrose Akinmusire, Jon's writing focuses on lyrical melodies, warm and descriptive harmonies and strong rhythms.
You can check the band out here:
"Technically Assured playing with depth; engaging, exciting" Malcolm Edmonstone
As ever, we'll be kicking off at the Amersham around 8.30, £5, see you there!