Friday, February 06, 2009

Joined up jazz


Saxophonist Andy Sheppard at the Aldeburgh Residency Open Session this evening with French bassist Michel Benita and drummer Sebastian Rochford of Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland fame. The session came at the end of a week long residency by the musicians at Snape Maltings. The results, which combine free jazz and fresh treatments of standards, will be used on the trio's new ECM CD. Aldeburgh Music had an almost full house of more than one hundred people in the Peter Pears recital room. This was despite the session taking place at 6.00pm on a Friday in deepest rural Suffolk in the worst winter weather that Britain has seen for decades. They hung it on white walls with very small explanatory panels. They did nothing to detract from its impact. And the public flocked to see it ...

Photo (c) On An Overgrown Path 2009. Is it sufficiently fuzzy to be used for the ECM CD inlay? Or is it just a pale imitation of this. Our tickets for the Open Session were bought from the Aldeburgh box office. Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

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