PAUL DUNMALL QUINTET featuring HAMID DRAKE are at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 7th Nov at 8PM. Tickets £15.
Paul Dunmall - Saxophones
Hamid Drake - Drums
Percy Pursglove - Trumpet
Steve Tromans - Piano
Paul Dunmall and the inspirational American drummer and percussionist Hamid Drake reconvene their critically acclaimed Quintet for a short tour of the UK. The quintet made a major impact in 2016 with the Birmingham Concert recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and the Colston Hall Concert was recorded and released on the CD 'The Dreamtime Suite' on FMR Records.
Paul has written several new pieces for the tour and some of the themes from The Dreamtime Suite will be revisited linked to passages of free improvisation. As per the 2016 tour the quintet also features three major players on the UK scene all with close ties to Paul and Hamid : Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Steve Tromans on piano and Dave Kane on double bass. This is going to be an extraordinary evening with two of the biggest names in Jazz and Improvised music together with their band in the intimate performance space at The Fringe - it's an opportunity not to be missed.
HAMID DRAKE - is regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and improvised music and has played and/or recorded with amogst others : Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Pharoah Sanders, David Murray, Peter Brötzmann, Dewey Redman, Fred Anderson, William Parker, Reggie Workman, Yusef Lateef, Bill Laswell, Joe Morris, Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Johnny Dyani, Jim Pepper, Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Joseph Jarman, George Lewis and almost all the members of the AACM.
PAUL DUNMALL - widely recognised as one of the most talented reed players on the International jazz/improvised music scene. Whether playing in small groups or big bands his musical sensitivity and imagination combined with a powerful sound drenched in both Jazz and Folk traditions make him one of the most distinctive improvisers playing today. He has performed with Alice Coltrane, Rashied Ali, Andrew Cyrille, Henry Grimes, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Alan Skidmore, Keith Tippett, Mujician, Johnny Guitar Watson, Paul Rogers, Danny Thompson, LJCO, Hamid Drake, Chris Corsano, Andy Sheppard, Spirit Level and many more...
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