First Jazz Club (Live) gig of this here 2019 and it’s a huuuuuuumdinger.
We ended last year on such a high note we already knew we’d have to show 2019 who’s boss. Stop it getting cocky, ideas above its station and so forth.
Now, the Blind Monk trio have been getting all up in jazz grills since 2012, making quite a name for themselves in the process, playing arrangements of Thelonious Monk tunes sans piano.
After a heady run of club and prestigious festival dates — Gateshead International Jazz Fest, Mostly Jazz Fest, Manchester Jazz Fest, Marsden Jazz Fest, Liverpool Jazz Fest anyone? Bueller? Bueller? – they put out their first release and haven’t stopped writing and touring since.
Try, if you can, to cast your mind back to 2018, it wasn’t just all Flintostone cars and civil upset, it was also the year Blind Monk Trio brought out ‘Dadderisms’ on the very excellent Anti Social Jazz Records.
A collection for personal stories of the bond between a father and their child, a deeply personal work recorded at Manchester’s famed 80 Hertz studios.
BMT’s recent material brings together an impressive array of influences, forging jazz, folk, beats, african, asian, classical, cinematic, rock, electronic into a unique sound firmly steeped in the legendary trios of yesteryear but simultaneously yielding a current UK jazz revivalist vibe.
Put that in your pipe and puff away merrily at it.
Blind Monk Trio are:
Bob Whittaker — saxophone
Hugo Harrison — bass
Johnny Hunter – drums
Jazz Club is a place to meet up with old friends or make new ones, everyone is welcome…especially if they’re buying the drinks.
We hope to see you there.