change to the previously advertised concert*
NJC All Stars
jazz from the great era of swing - accessible old favourites by
Benny Goodman, Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole and standards
from the Great American Songbook are given a new lease of life
via the vibrant arrangements and playing of veteran musician Derek
Cubitt (alto/tenor saxes, clarinet). With dynamic support from
Martin Eaton (tenor sax, vocals), Phil Brooke (guitar), Andy Doyle
(double bass) and Brian McAllister (drums)
Watch YouTube footage
of Derek Cubitt and Phil Brooke here
and of Martin Eaton here.
Listen to Derek Cubitt and Phil Brooke here
- £7 / £6 (concession)
SUNDAY 5 AUGUST
return to Milestones for one of the most thoughtful and distinctive
units to emerge from the local scene in recent years - a band
that combine the jagged influence and swing of Thelonious Monk
with contemplative grooves on original songs and standards. Featuring
Trevor Rowland (tenor/soprano sax), Peter Hayes (piano), Dave
Pullin (double bass) and Rob Masters (drums).
Watch You Tube footage of Red Shadow here
and listen here
Goes about its business without undue
fuss and yet illustrates just how many good but often unheralded
players we have up and down the country
Admission - £7 / £6 (concession)
Eddie Seales Big Band
seen at Milestones in 2005, ESBB are an 18-piece monster returning
to perform another wide sweep from the rich history of big band
jazz. From Ellington and Basie to Mingus and Metheny, experience
the exhilarating blast of this hard-swinging unit in a small venue.
Also featuring great individual soloists like alto saxophonist
Clive Hitchcock and trumpeter Guy Ludbrook. Not to be missed!
Watch YouTube footage
of The Eddie Seales Big Band here
and listen to the band by visiting their website here
Nigel Price Organ Trio
guitarist Nigel Price returns to Milestones with one of the most
exciting and popular bands in the UK today on a nationwide UK
tour. Hard-swinging, bluesy grooves featuring Nigels long
flowing lines are performed over originals and standards in the
spirit of Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith and 1960s Blue Note jazz.
Petrol is thrown on the fire by the great Ross Stanley (Hammond
organ) and Steve Brown (drums). Not to be missed!
YouTube footage of The Organ Trio here
and listen to The Organ Trio by visiting Nigels website
stands out as a really class performer
With music as good
as that so readily available once you know where to find it this
self-deprecating country is not such a bad place to live in eh?"
Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2
a real killer"
London Evening Standard (CD of the week)
first encountered Nigel when I played percussion in The James
Taylor Quartet. He blew me away then and he does now"
Snowboy, Blues and Soul magazine
all know what an incredible guitarist Nigel Price is, but again
the new drums and bass seem to have just supercharged even him
and his performance last night was nothing short of amazing!"
to be announced
Julian Costello Quartet
and contemporary ECM influenced jazz from tenor and soprano saxophonist
Costello. Strong, evocative compositions with a nod to the work
of Jan Garbarek and Ralph Towner create some compelling music.
Full band line-up to be announced line-up.
Watch YouTube footage of Julian Costello here
and listen to Julian Costello here
"Costello is an extremely moody player
on both saxophones and his compositions cover many musical areas...an
emotive and soulful tenor player"
leaning out there tenor player"
and melodic...saxophone led original material"
Admission prices to
details of concerts and musicians appearing are correct at the time
of writing although changes are sometimes necessary. Please feel
free to check with us before attending.
who decides to play jazz for a living knows he will struggle for
the rest of his life, unless he opts for predictable and soothing
compromise. Honest jazz involves public exploration. It takes guts
to make mistakes in public, and mistakes are inherent. If there
are no mistakes, it's a mistake. In Keith Jarrett's solo improvisations
you can hear him hesitate, turn in circles for a while, struggle
to find the next idea. Bird used to start a phrase two or three
times before figuring out how to continue it. The heart and soul
of improvisation is turning mistakes into discovery. On the spot.
Now. No second draft. It can take a toll night after night in front
of an audience that just might be considering you shallow.
From 'Close Enough For Jazz', Mike Zwerin (1983)
divine air! Now is his soul ravished! Is it not strange that sheeps'
guts should hale souls out of men's bodies? Well, a horn for my
money, when all's done.
From 'Much Ado About Nothing' (Act II, Scene iii), William Shakespeare
he storms inwardly, glaring at his audience, wincing at his trumpet,
stabbing and tugging at his ear. Often his solos degenerate into
a curse blown again and again through his horn in four soft beats.
But Miles can break hearts. Without attempting the strident showmanship
of most trumpeters, he still creates a mood of terror suppressed
- a lurking and highly exciting impression that he may some day
blow his brains out playing.
Barry Farrell, writing in Time Magazine (February 28 1964)