The Sam Braysher Trio @ EFG London Jazz Festival

21 Old Ford Rd, E2 9PL London
Nov 17 2021 19:45 - 22:00
Tickets GBP 5.00 - GBP 15.00
Tickets GBP 5.00 - GBP 15.00

Alto saxophonist Sam Braysher performs selections from his latest LP with his stellar trio consisting of bassist Simon Read and drummer Josh Morrison. Expect cool, thoughtful interpretations of carefully selected repertoire, with many tunes not often heard from jazz musicians.

”I can’t think of another alto saxophonist with a sound quite like Sam Braysher’s… I’m thinking particularly of the Gershwins’ Shall We Dance and Jobim’s One Note Samba, both taken at a sprightly lick, with brilliant, serpentine Braysher solos. But the really special thing about this set is the interaction of all three – always alert, never quite what’s expected.” Dave Gelly, The Observer

“Braysher's cool, modernist twist on old songs is just superb.” Simon Adams, Jazz Journal

Sam Braysher is a London-based alto saxophonist who takes a particular interest in interpreting lesser-known items from the Great American Songbook and jazz canon. His debut album 'Golden Earrings', a duo record with New York pianist Michael Kanan, received international critical acclaim. His new trio album, 'Dance Little Lady, Dance Little Man', has earned glowing reviews from The Observer, The Times, Jazzwise, The Scotsman, Jazz Journal, Jazz Japan and more since its release in April 2021. The record includes thoughtful, swinging arrangements of 11 tunes - many of which are familiar to the collective ear but rarely played by jazz musicians - interpreted by Braysher, double bassist Tom Farmer (Empirical, Anoushka Shankar, Joe Stilgoe) and famed Catalan drummer Jorge Rossy (Brad Mehldau Trio, Lee Konitz, Carla Bley).

For this concert Braysher will be joined by Josh Morrison, one of the UK’s finest jazz percussionists who has accompanied Stacey Kent, Grant Stewart, Eric Alexander and others; and first call double bassist Simon Read (Adrian Cox, Sam Leak, Alex Garnett.)

The opening set will come from pianist Alex Chalstrey who, with his trio, will play his take on a range of popular songs, classic and contemporary. You can choose how much to pay for this event - £5, £10 or £15 all get you the same kind of ticket - so just pay whatever you can afford and your contribution will be much appreciated by the artists!

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