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Jazz at The Hive

The Hive in Shrewsbury

 

 BRANDON ALLEN QUARTET

PLAYS GENE AMMONS

SATURDAY 13TH MAY 

                                                                                                                                                  picture by Mel McLaren                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 Brandon Allen - tenor sax

 Ross Stanley - piano/organ

 Arnie Somogyi - double-bass

 Matt Home – drums

 

 

Our small tour into 20th century jazz concludes with a visit to the middle decades and the music of the sadly short-lived, Gene Ammons.

Despite two visits to the penitentiary due to drug problems, Ammons was a prolific and popular recording artist, a richly toned, warm sounding tenorist, who contributed to what became known as ‘soul jazz’. His accessible style was tied to the blues and R&B traditions but, nonetheless, he held a distinctive niche, especially as a balladeer.

Brandon Allen, who brings his first-rate quartet to this project, has been described as ‘energising the London jazz scene’. He regularly hosts the Late, Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s with his band and is Director of the Highgate Jazz with Soul Festival.

 

 

 ‘Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition.’                                                                                                                                                        Jazzwise

 

This enticing retrospective should prove to be an enthrallingly perfect match across the years, between masters of their art.

 

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