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4 SEPTEMBER11 // Jazzwise
By Jon Newey and Stephen Graham
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ARCHIE SHEPP, DAVID SANBORN, HERMETO PASCOAL FOR LJF
The cover star of Jazzwise’s July issue Archie Shepp (left) is the latest headliner to be added to the London Jazz Festival, which runs from 11-20 November and is held in association with BBC Radio 3, Shepp will play with pianist Joachim Kühn at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 17 November and this special performance follows the release of their acclaimed duo album Wo!Man released in July. Also added to the festival, sponsored by Jazzwise, are David Sanborn featuring Joey DeFrancesco at the QEH on 15 November; the Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora at the Royal Festival Hall on 18 November; Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra at the Barbican on 18 November; the Brazilian legend Hermeto Pascoal (above) who will celebrate his 75th birthday at the Barbican on 20 November; Phronesis with their Pitch Black project at the Purcell Room on 16 November; Alison Krauss & Union Station who play the RFH on 12-15 November; and two concerts by this month’s cover star, Arun Ghosh including the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich on 16 November and a free s’ SpSpSp tiatiatiati lalalal AKAAKAAKAAKA OrOrOr hchechecheche tstrstrstrstra show a spspasns show at the RFH Clore Ballroom on 11 November. Now in its 19th year the festival spans all the major London jazz venues in a stunning 10-day musical miasma that taaktes Exxpre TheT StStev takes in the Southbank venues, the Barbican, Kings Place, Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club, the 606, the Vortex, Hideaway and other venues across the city. The above artists join a growing roster already announced for the festival including Steve Coleman, Henry Threadgill, Abdullah Ibrahim, Portico Quartet, Phil Robson annda and the IMS Quintet featuring Mark Turner, Robert Glasper, Gretchen Parlato, Nik
Bärtsch’s Ronin and a special series of Impulse Records At 50 concerts with
McCoy Tyner, José James and Chris Potter recreating the classic
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman album and Roy Haynes with the Fountain of Youth band. Tickets are now on sale for all concerts. For more go to www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk
Phil Robson And Mark Turner Set For Live IMS Quintet Album Release Award-winning UK guitarist Phil Robson and highly-rated US tenorist Mark Turner are set to release a live album of the IMS quintet. Released on 7 November and entitled Phil Robson – The Immeasurable Code the album will be issued on bassist Michael Janisch’s Whirlwind Records label and marks the culmination of Robson and Turner’s creative partnership that began as far back as 1998 when they both played on Christine Tobin’s album Deep Song. Featuring a set of all-new Robson compositions the melodically charged pieces take inspiration from mankind’s many and varied efforts at mass communication from drums to smoke signals, telegrams to email, the Internet and even telepathy. Also featuring in the high calibre band are much-lauded UK flautist Gareth Lockrane, drummer Ernesto Simpson, and aforementioned bassist Janisch – all of whom will be playing when the band appears at this year’s London Jazz Festival on 15 November. For more go to www.philrobson.net
Christine Tobin’s way of the wolf Christine Tobin has announced a nationwide tour for September premièring new material under the banner Coyote Dreams. The singer, who won best vocalist at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards, most recently released Tapestry Unravelled, a reinterpretation, with pianist Liam Noble, of the classic Carole King album Tapestry. The Coyote Dreams tour features Tobin with guitarist Phil Robson, bassist Dave Whitford and drummer Gene Calderazzo playing a number of new compositions as well as a retrospective mix of earlier material. Looking ahead to next year the singer will be releasing a new album, Sailing To Byzantium, a concept work featuring a dozen WB Yeats poems that Tobin has set to music and which will be premiered at the London Jazz Festival in November. Coyote Dreams tour dates are: Hastings Angling Association, Hastings (5 Sept); Arden Theatre, Faversham (10 Sept); Upper Slaughter Village Hall, Cotswolds (17 Sept); St James Wine Vaults, Bath (18 Sept); Beaver Inn, Appledore (19 Sept); St Austell Brewery, St Austell (21 Sept); Vortex, London (24 Sept) and Scarborough Spa Complex, Scarborough (25 Sept).
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