The prodigiously talented pianist John Turville has gathered together established fellow East London-based musicians Tori Freestone (Saxes, Flute), Brigitte Beraha (Vocals), Jez Franks (Guitar), Dave Manington (Double Bass) and George Hart (Drums), to form an exciting new ensemble, Solstice.
While retaining a uniquely British identity, Solstice’s repertoire is influenced by the sounds of downtown New York, Latin America, Brazil and France, and jazz musicians such as Chick Corea, Hermeto Pascoal, Edward Simon and Pierre de Bethmann.
The end result is music that’s lyrical, mellow, invigorating and uplifting - witness their acclaimed 2016 debut CD, Alimentation.
This is what fellow musician (and currently Pat Metheny's first choice pianist) Gwilym Simcock said about the CD when he first heard it: "Alimentation has a warmth and humanity that transcends the term 'Jazz', underpinned by six master musicians: a driving yet expansive rhythm section and a frontline that gives endless possibilities for different textures and moods.
"Refreshingly joyous music . . . led by the heart, that grips you from the first minute to the last and provides you with new delights each time you listen." For what it's worth, We’ll second that!
Tickets £14 / £12 concessions.
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Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.