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Welcome to Milestones Jazz Club, since 1996 Lowestoft's premier
Whilst catering to a
wide range of styles, Milestones highlights the more modern end
of the jazz spectrum in an informal, friendly atmosphere. From small
trios to 18-piece big bands, we feature everything from bebop to
hard bop, latin to fusion, cool jazz to free jazz. For details of
our next gig see below
World class musicians
performing in recent years have included Peter King, Don Weller,
Ingrid Laubrock, Henry Lowther, Jack Parnell, Jim Mullen, Roger
Beaujolais, Polly Gibbons and The Eastern Bloc Big Band.
resident at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft and opens
its doors at 8pm on the first Sunday of every month with
an admission price of £7 or £6 concessions - no club membership
necessary. For enquiries, information on how to find us or to
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*** NEXT GIG: SUNDAY 2 JUNE ***
return of a great band. A trio of just sax, bass and drums may
sound like a dry prospect but the widely admired composer, tenor
saxophonist and flautist Tori Freestone makes it distinctive,
exciting and playful. A free-flowing, intelligent style that highlights
a great gift for melodic invention is harnessed by a trio currently
on tour and playing at the top of their powers. Part of a UK tour
supporting the band's new album with the wonderful Dave Mannington
(double bass) and Tim Giles (drums).
Tori's website here
and watch YouTube footage of Tori with various bands here
has clearly listened widely, but her musicality and broad experiences
have stirred all that input into an imposingly original sound"
versatile tenorist/flautist Tori Freestone up front...her sound
pure-toned yet incisive in the upper register..."
London Evening Standard
flute and reeds player of nicely sinuous melodic invention"
Freestone has a warm and open tone, her playing is melodic and
exploring the full range of the saxophone"
All About Jazz
Admission: £9 /
we're in a recession. Now you can all know what it's like to be
Gilad Atzmon to the audience at The Bath Festival, 25 May 2008,
quoted in The Guardian (31 May 2008)
refrain will be coming soon: that's the part I like the best and
the abrupt way in which it flings itself forward, like a cliff against
the sea. For the moment it's the jazz that's playing; there's no
melody, only notes, a host of little jolts. They know no rest, an
unchanging order gives birth to them and destroys them, without
ever giving them time to recover, to exist for themselves. They
run, they hurry, they strike me with a sharp blow in passing and
are obliterated. I should quite like to hold them back, but I know
that if I managed to stop one, nothing would remain between my fingers
but a vulgar, doleful sound. I must accept their death; I must even
will it; I know of few harsher or stronger impressions.
From 'La Nausée', Jean-Paul Sartre (1938)
blues is real, its not perverted or thought about, its
not a concept. It is a chair, not a design for a chair, or a better
chair or a bigger chair or a chair with leather on ... it is the
first chair. It is a chair for sitting on, not for looking at or
being appreciated. You sit on that music".
Lennon interviewed by Jann S Wenner, Rolling Stone (1970)
can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened
of the old ones".
Cage quoted in 'Conversing with Cage', Richard Kostelanetz (1988)