Fringe Jazz presents - JEFF WILLIAMS QUARTET
JEFF WILLIAMS QUARTET are at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 3rd October at 8PM. Tickets £15.
Josh Arcoleo - Tenor Sax
Kit Downes - Piano
Sam Lasserson - Double Bass
Jeff Williams - Drums
The legendary American Drummer JEFF WILLIAMS brings his all star Quartet to Fringe Jazz to promote their new CD 'Lifelike' on Whirlwind Recordings.
"This was adventurous, contemporary jazz of the highest order..." - The Jazz Mann"Jeff Williams' classic-jazz roots go deep, but there's nothing backward-looking about this vividly powerful set." - John Fordham ★★★★
The Lifelike Quartet line-up is :
Across a career spanning four decades, it would seem easiest to consider the musicians with whom Jeff Williams hasn’t worked. A respected stalwart of the international jazz circuit, the American drummer has most notably accompanied Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, John Abercrombie and Joe Lovano.Josh Arcoleo, was a 2011 1st class degree graduate of the Royal Academy of music (where he had one to one lessons with Jeff) while also winning a Yamaha Parliamentary Jazz Scholarship and the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, the latter including a recording contract with Edition Records for his debut album 'Beginnings'. In addition to leading his own groups he has toured with artists ranging from Pee Wee Ellis to Joss Stone.
Since making a second home in London, following marriage to novelist Lionel Shriver, Jeff Williams has performed in the UK with Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, and has toured with Bill McHenry, the Phil Robson/Dave Liebman Quartet, and Martin Speake's Change of Heart (with Bobo Stenson) while also collaborating with Hans Koller, Mike Gibbs, Nikki Iles and many others.
"One of the best young saxophonists to emerge in the UK in recent years” –Ian MannPianist Kit Downes, who's solo organ recording for ECM is coming next year, composes for and tours with his own group 'Tricko' (in which he plays piano, with Lucy Railton - cello), while also working with 'Wedding Music' (playing church organ, Tom Challenger - saxophone) and piano trio 'The Enemy' featuring Petter Eldh (bass) and James Maddren (drums). He also plays and writes for 'Troyka', and collaborates with many other musicians, composers, artists, filmmakers and organisations.
"One of the finest pianists of his generation" - Timeout MagazineDouble bassist Sam Lasserson has worked with Jeff in a number of different ensembles, including those led by Martin Speake, Ethan Iverson and Mike Chillingworth. John Fordham called him “the linchpin” in Jeff’s quintet. Others who regard Sam in the same manner include George Crowley, Emilia Martensson, Julian Arguelles and Jim Hart, to name but a few. Sam also joins Jeff and American saxophonist John O’Gallagher in the group Valence, whose recently released debut CD on Willful Archives was called “An absorbing and thrilling example of the art of the trio” by Ian Mann.
Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat.
FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ.
Fringe Jazz is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop
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JEFF WILLIAMS QUARTET - £ 15.00
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