SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER

The Julian Costello Quartet


Original and contemporary ECM influenced jazz from tenor and soprano saxophonist Costello. Strong, evocative and highly melodic compositions full of warmth and humanity with a nod to the work of Jan Garbarek and Ralph Towner. Compelling and accessible music from a top London band also featuring the great Maciek Pysz (guitar), Michele Tacchi (double bass) and Adam Teixeira (drums).

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"
Jazzwise magazine.

"left leaning out there tenor player"
The Guardian

"Delicate and melodic...saxophone led original material"
Time Out



Admission: £9/£5 (U25)





 

*PLEASE NOTE*: 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.

 

 

 

 

 


Somebody 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)

 

Now, 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 (1600)

 

Onstage, 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)

 

Late in his career, drummer Earl Palmer appeared in a music video with the band Cracker on the song ‘I Hate My Generation’. According to Cracker leader David Lowery, when Palmer was asked if he would be able to play along with the songs, he gave Lowery a look and said, 'I invented this shit’.