Alan Barnes Liquorice-Stick All-Sorts
Friday, January 30, 2009
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Alan Barnes returns to the club with a new trio that takes most of its repertoire from Benny Goodman and others from that era but has lately added Django Reinhardt to its sources. Many of the tunes will be familiar but will be given a contemporary treatment. The unique line up allows for an unusual amount of interplay, with swinging the priority throughout. There will also be fun, not just from Alan’s inimitable announcements but also from within the music.
Alan is a regular award winner and one of the busiest musicians on the UK jazz scene. Lately he has added two more bands to his armoury, an octet playing Tony Faulkner arrangements of Ellington material and a seven-piece ‘jump band’ based on the Johnny Hodges small groups.
Jim Hart is one of the younger vibraphone players on the UK jazz scene. As well as leading his own bands, he has distinguished himself with top bands like the Christian Brewer Quintet, so popular at CJC in 2006, and Martin Drew’s New Jazz Couriers.
Paul Clarvis has worked with distinction as a drummer and percussionist in many spheres of music – pop, rock, classical, and as a session man on film scores, for example – but he has became increasingly active in jazz since the 1990s, working in bands led by Andy Sheppard, Steve Waterman, Alec Dankworth, Henry Lowther, and many others.
All meetings start at 7.45pm - doors open at 6.30pm