Back after our ‘London Jazz Festival recovery hiatus’, we move penultimate gig of the year, and as ever, we’ve a real treat in store for you as we welcome the wonderful saxophonist and composer Alex Merritt and his brilliant Quartet!
Alex Merritt Quartet:
Alex Merritt – saxophone / compositions
John Turville – piano
Sam Lasserson – bass
James Maddren – drums
Alex Merritt has been a mainstay on the thriving London scene for some years now, impressing audiences and musicians alike with his original linear approach to improvising, telling patient and fascinating stories and referencing a huge range of influences, from Tristano-school lines to colourful contemporary classical music and much in between.
This gig is a pre-release concert of sorts, as the band is set to launch Alex’s long-awaited debut album ‘Anatta’ on the F-IRE label in December, but you can catch them here on Monday for two sets of beautiful music. The Quartet is completed by incredible Parliamentary Award-winning pianist John Turville, the dynamic go-to bassist Sam Lasserson and the incredible James Maddren, who is standing in as Jeff Williams is currently out of action injured (get well soon Jeff!) – not a band or a gig to miss!
This promises to be an incredible night of music – we hope you can come and join us!
As ever, doors 8:30, music from 9; entry £10 / 5.
See you there!