SUNDAY 5 OCTOBER

The Nigel Price Organ Trio


Amazing guitarist Nigel Price returns to Milestones with one of the most exciting and popular bands in the UK today - hard-swinging, bluesy grooves featuring Nigel’s long flowing lines are performed over originals and standards in the spirit of Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith and 60’s Blue Note jazz. Petrol is thrown on the fire by the great Ross Stanley (Hammond organ) and Matt Home (drums).

Watch You Tube footage here

Part of a tour supported by Jazz Services


Admission - 7 / 6 (concession)


SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER

Paragon


Wonderful Anglo-German quartet on a short UK tour performing hard to pin down music from their fourth album that moves from creeping explorations to exhilarating groove, all imbued with a sense of life-affirming playfulness. The sound of contemporary European jazz at it’s finest and a concert not to be missed! Featuring Peter Ehwald (tenor saxophone), Arthur Lea (piano / Fender Rhodes), Matthias Akeo Nowak (double bass) and Jon Scott (drums).

Watch You Tube footage of Paragon here

Part of a tour supported by Jazz Services


Admission - 7 / 6 (concession)



 

*PLEASE NOTE*: details of concerts and musicians appearing are correct at the time of writing although changes are sometimes necessary. Please feel free to check with us before attending.

 

 

 

 

 


Somebody who decides to play jazz for a living knows he will struggle for the rest of his life, unless he opts for predictable and soothing compromise. Honest jazz involves public exploration. It takes guts to make mistakes in public, and mistakes are inherent. If there are no mistakes, it's a mistake. In Keith Jarrett's solo improvisations you can hear him hesitate, turn in circles for a while, struggle to find the next idea. Bird used to start a phrase two or three times before figuring out how to continue it. The heart and soul of improvisation is turning mistakes into discovery. On the spot. Now. No second draft. It can take a toll night after night in front of an audience that just might be considering you shallow.

From 'Close Enough For Jazz', Mike Zwerin (1983)

 

Now, divine air! Now is his soul ravished! Is it not strange that sheeps' guts should hale souls out of men's bodies? Well, a horn for my money, when all's done.

From 'Much Ado About Nothing' (Act II, Scene iii), William Shakespeare (1600)

 

Onstage, he storms inwardly, glaring at his audience, wincing at his trumpet, stabbing and tugging at his ear. Often his solos degenerate into a curse blown again and again through his horn in four soft beats. But Miles can break hearts. Without attempting the strident showmanship of most trumpeters, he still creates a mood of terror suppressed - a lurking and highly exciting impression that he may some day blow his brains out playing.

Barry Farrell, writing in Time Magazine (February 28 1964)