From London’s Vortex:
SAT 7 MARCH 2015 / 20.00 / £13 / MD
Guitar legend John Etheridge distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a repertoire that manifests intensity subtlety, fluidity and interaction. The repertoire is edgy and engaging with a forceful drive and bravura performances. With Pete Whittaker (organ) & Mark Fletcher (drums).
MON 9 MARCH 2015 / 20.00 / £5
JAZZ WARRIORS INTL PRESENTS FREEDOM WITH CLEVELAND WATKISS AND ORPHY ROBINSON
Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and uplifting improvisations, Freedom will see an opening set from a specific ensemble and that will be followed by a constantly shifting set of soul-stirring improv session open to all.
TUE 10 MARCH 2015 / 20.00 / £10 / MD
TONY KOFI’S SPHINX TRIO: TRIBUTE TO ORNETTE COLEMAN
Tony Kofi (alto saxophone), Larry Bartley (double bass) & Rod Youngs (drums) pay homage to the music of Ornette Coleman, to celebrate Coleman’s 85th birthday (the day before).
WED 11 MARCH 2015 / 20.00 / £10 / MD
BLOW THE FUSE PRESENT MAGGIE NICOLS + DAKHLA
Pioneer of free improvisation Maggie Nicols is also a soulful and innovative interpreter of well-loved songs and compositions. With Deirdre Cartwright (guitar), Alison Rayner (bass), Asaf Sirkis (drums). Bristol-based quintet Dakhla Brass (one drummer, four horn players) combine evocative harmonies, intricate rhythms and absorbing soundscapes.