The month starts on Saturday 3rd November with the appearance of the piano trio Phronesis at the CBSO Centre (8pm start, tickets at https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/phronesis). Jazzlines has championed this great trio over the years and it’s wonderful to have them in the perfect setting of the CBSO Centre. Its personnel have been constant over the years with Ivo Neame on piano, Jasper Hoiby on bass and Anton Eger on drums. There’s lots of drama in their music!
Then next week TDE Promotions/Fizzle take over with the second national tour of the Paul Dunmall Quintet featuring the charismatic drummer from Chicago, Hamid Drake, plus Percy Pursglove, Steve Tromans and Dave Kane. The play the Eastside Jazz Club at Birmingham Conservatoire on Friday 9th November as part of a four-date tour that starts in Bristol on 7th November, Café Oto, London, 8th and Derby Baby People on 10th. The music of the first tour two years ago was magnificent and promises to be even better this time! Paul has written some new material with the title of the Soultime Suite for the tour, but, as before, the emphasis will be on improvisation. Tickets for the Birmingham concert are available and early booking is recommended at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paul-dunmall-quintet-tickets-48555886965?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button.
Please note that there will be a support set from the Will Markham Trio in the club at 6.30 and that the Paul Dunmall Quintet will play two sets at 7.45 and 9pm. It’s no problem if you can only get there for the 7.45 set, but we do recommend catching Will Markham, he’s an excellent pianist.
TDE Promotions finishes its autumn season with another amazing trio: Velvet Revolution. This is an Anglo-French trio led by saxophonist Daniel Erdmann with Theo Ceccaldi on violin and Jim Hart on vibes. Jim is now based in France. I heard the trio in a Dutch church last year and the music was stunningly beautiful. Many will remember Theo Ceccaldi from the French group In Love With, which played a great set in the Hexagon Theatre two years ago. There will be a support set from the Tom Harris Becca Wilkins vocal piano duo. The concert takes place on Saturday 17th November in the lovely Hexagon Theatre mac, tickets at https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/tde-promotions-velvet-revolution.
For the Fizzle gigs at the Lamp Tavern, see http://www.fizzlebirmingham.com.
Jazzlines in November
In addition to the Phronesis concert described above, Jazzlines has a wonderful range of music this month with events at the CBSO Centre, Birmingham Conservatoire and the strong season with the Leftfoot at the Hare & Hounds that brings all the latest bands on the burgeoning London scene to play in the great vibe at the Hare, plus one at The Crossing in the Digbeth area.
Monday 5th November sees the German Pablo Held Trio joining Percy Pursglove for a set in the Eastside Jazz Club at the Conservatoire. Percy is now much in demand in different countries in Europe and he is always coming back and saying that we must book the band he has just played with. It’s great to be making this happen; on this occasion it’s the Pablo Held Trio, which is without doubt one of the most exciting piano trios in Europe. See https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/pablo-held-trio-feat-percy-pursglove
Also coming up – I’ll write about these in more detail in a future blog:
Saturday 10th November CBSO Centre Sara Colman What We’re Made Of https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/sara-colman-what-were-made-of
Saturday 24th November Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Orchestra https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/neon-orchestra
Saturday 1st December CBSO Centre Yazz Ahmed’s Hafla Band https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/yazz-ahmeds-hafla-band.
The season co-promoted with Leftfoot has:
Thursday 8th November The Crossing, Digbeth Kamaal Williams
Monday 12th November Hare & Hounds Ezra Collective (already sold out)
Wednesday 21st November Hare & Hounds Alfa Mist
Thursday 6th December Hare & Hounds Soweto Kinch
Young Pilgrims also play the Hare & Hounds on Friday 16th November, see https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/pilgrimage-feat-young-pilgrims-lyint