Sunday 23rd February – “LET SPIN”


(From JAZZWISE magazine)

Newly formed quartet Let Spin featuring guitarist Moss Freed, bassist Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland), saxophonist Chris Williams (Led Bib) and drummer Finlay Panter (Beats & Pieces) are set to launch their debut album later this month, followed by a UK tour. The group of genre-crossing musicians was formed in 2012 and with each member contributing compositions it was not long before they were in the studio. The self-titled debut release Let Spin is released 10 February on Efpi Records.

While it’s clear to see the influences of the member’s previous work, they have managed to create their own sound utilizing strong edgy grooves to great effect, building up to explosive sections of improvisation as displayed by the catchy ‘102 Hill Street’. Fans of bands such as Polar Bear, Led Bib and Acoustic Ladyland will feel right at home.

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Sunday 9th feb 2014 – The Jamie Taylor-Tom Harrison Quartet – Splinter @The Bridge

Jamiejamie-taylor Taylor-Tom Harrison Quartet


MUSIC STARTS 8:15pm : Admission £6.00

There is no wheelchair access at this venue.

BRIDGE HOTEL, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ

Tom Harrison (alto sax/flute), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Conor Chaplin (double bass), David Lyttle (drums)

Jamie Taylor is presently touring the UK in February 2014, with a straight ahead jazz quartet featuring some of the UK’s most exciting young musicians.

Jamie maintains a busy performing schedule, and has worked with leading UK musicians across a range of styles, such as Adrian Ingram, Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen, Steve Brown, Neil Yates, Dale Gibson, Carlos Lopez-Real, Gary Potter, Richard Hawley, and The Pigeon Detectives.

Tom Harrison is an award-winning saxophonist and flautist based in London, UK best known for his work with LYTE Records and his group DAGDA, as well as his international trio, featuring David Lyttle (IRL) and Michael Janisch (US).

David Lyttle is well known in both the funk and straight ahead drum modes – he has played with US saxman Dave Binney and George Garzone amongst many others.

Conor Chaplin is fast becoming one of the most in demand UK bass players, and has appeared at the Splinter sessions with a wide variety of leading musicians on many pccasions.

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Tonight, Sunday 2nd February 2014 – Ant Law Quartet




MUSIC STARTS 8:15pm : Admission £8/£6.00

There is no wheelchair access at this venue.

BRIDGE HOTEL, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ

Ant Law Quartet

Ant Law guitar, Mike Chillingworth reeds, Tom Farmer bass and James Maddren drums.

Guitarist Ant Law is establishing himself as one of the UK’s most prominent young players on the jazz scene, and with an extensive 2014 tour he looks to take this mission to the next stage.  The recent release of his Jazz Services supported album Entanglement showed that he was a mature and capable composer as well as an assured instrumentalist – one who plays with his own tuning system, no less – and in taking this project on the road he cements this reputation even further.

Law is joined on tour by his album compatriots, three great players all who are well suited to the leader’s inventive and melodic sound; the pervasive presence of James Maddren on drums and Tom Farmer on bass is completed by the addition of Michael Chillingworth, a fantastic reedsman whose musical sympathies with Law form the basis of many of the group’s tunes, and the mix of innovative contemporary influences and a more traditional jazz sound translates easily to the stage to make for a thrilling live experience.

an exciting band to hear live- The Guardian

Law writes tricksy little tunes, full of the kind of pull and push in timing, and the here and there of harmony and melodic direction that only the sharpest of young jazz players can make their way through. And this bunch do it with an unnerving effortless style.” – The Jazz Breakfast