A quick preview: SPEAKE / KOLLER / CHRISTENSEN / MOGENSEN – Universal Connection, Fringe Jazz@Bristol Musical Club, Wednesday 2nd March, and a look ahead

There’s no need for too many words about this gig, as others have laid it all out. Suffice to say another irresistible offering from Fringe Jazz. Martin Speake has a track record of conjuring magical collaborations and this one looks like no exception, so attendance is highly recommended.

Jon Turney previewed the band and linked to a previous Fringe Jazz visit by Speake with a trio

London Jazz Previewed the tour

I’ve caught Speake on a few occasions over the years with fabulous pianists:

With Ethan Iverson

With Bobo Stenson…… and with Bobo a few years before that.

Jon Taylor has also put together a great programme to take us further into spring, making full use of the pianos at Bristol Music Club:

16th March    DENNY ILETT & GARETH WILLIAMS QUARTET – £15

                       Denny Ilett – Guitar, Gareth Williams – Piano

                       Chris Jones – Double Bass, Ian Matthews – Drums

23rd March     DAN NEWBERRY QUARTET – £13

                       Dan Newberry – Sax

                       Guy Shotton – Piano

                       Ashley John Long – Double Bass

                       Alex Goodyear – Drums

30th March     HUW WARREN TRIO – £16

                       Huw Warren – Piano

                       Dudley Philips – Bass

                       Dave Smith – Drums

6th April        No Gig This Week

13th April    JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BLUE SPIRITS – £16

                    John Etheridge – Guitar

                    Pete Whittaker – Hammond Organ

                    George Double – Drums

20th April     JOHN BAGGOTT & PETE JUDGE

                    THE  INVISIBLE APPLES Album Launch – £15

                     Pete Judge – Trumpet

                     John Baggott – Piano

                     Plus Special Guests

27 April      ALEX MERRITT & STEVE FISHWICK QUINTET – £16

                       Alex Merritt – Tenor Saxophone

                       Steve Fishwick – Trumpet

                       John Turville – Piano

                       Mick Coady – Double Bass

                       Matt Fishwick – Drums

4th May       IAIN BALLAMY & JASON REBELLO QUARTET – £18

                     Iain Ballamy – Sax

                     Jason Rebello – Piano

                     Yuri Goloubev _ Double Bass

                     Mark Whitlam – Drums

11th May      TONY ORRELL’S BIG TOP – £15

                     Jake McMurchie – Sax

                     John Baggott – Piano

                     Dan Moore – Keyboards

                     Riaan Vosloo – Bass

Matt Brown & Tony Orrell – Drums

18th May   MOSCOW DRUG CLUB – £16

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