Milestones Jazz Club's 20th Anniversary Gig!
to ill-health Don Weller will not be appearing at this
concert with Alan Barnes. However, we are pleased to announce
that Karen Sharp has agreed, at very short notice, to take
The Chris Ingham Trio
To mark its 20th anniversary Milestones brings together two great
saxophonists of UK jazz.
virtuoso playing of Alan
Barnes (alto/baritone sax) and Karen Sharp (tenor sax) is
characterised by an unfettered mix of commitment, enjoyment and
quiet passion equally at home with breakneck bebop, funky hard
bop or heartbreaking ballads. A high energy programme of standards
given superb support by Chris Ingham (piano), Mick Hutton (double
bass) and George Double (drums).
to be missed!
YouTube footage of Alan and Karen together here,
and Karen here.
Also listen to Alan here.
plays music that was radical 50 years ago - hard, urban post-bop
- but he infuses it with so much passion and energy you could
believe it was minted on the spot
the instrument, Alan (Barnes) plays it hard and fast and with
the sort of inventive flexibility and invention that ensures that
he has his own sound and style and could not be easily be confused
with another player. And in these days of musical conformity that
is quite something
young tenor saxophonist Karen Sharp seems to have the complete
kit - warm, singing tone, melodic flair, great sense of swing
and an ear for good material
what I have already observed, that over the past three or four
years, she has steadily - I might almost say stealthily - developed
into a major artist on the scene
Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2
big-toned, vaguely in the "Texas" tradition, aptly describes
Karen Sharp's tenor playing
Karen swings and I can't say
better than that. You should all hear Karen if you appreciate
good tenor playing
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