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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Adventures with Art (work in progress)

This will review Art Themen's New Directions Quintet at Cambridge Modern Jazz

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11 May

This is a brief (accreting) account of Art Themen's gig at Cambridge Modern Jazz (in Hidden Rooms, Cambridge) with his New Directions Quintet on Thursday 11 May at 8.00 p.m.





Personnel :

* Winston Clifford ~ drums (and voice)
* Steve Fishwick ~ trumpet
* Matt Gorman (deputizing for Gareth Williams) ~ piano
* Arnie Somogyi ~ double-bass
* Art Themen ~ saxes (tenor and alto)


Set-lists :

First set :

1. Why don’t I ~ Sonny Rollins (arr. Somogyi)
2. Ecaroh ~ Horace Silver
3. 26-2 ~ John Coltrane
4. Joe’s Blow ~ Arnie Somogyi
5. Dizzy words ~ Don Weller



Second set :

6. Peri’s scope ~ Bill Evans
7. Midnight voyage ~ Joe C.
8. Ballad medley, beginning with Thelonius Monk’s ‘Ask me now’
9. Notville ~ Horace Silver



Encores :

10. Unnannounced composition ~ Winston Clifford
11. Four in One ~ Thelonius Monk




Unless stated otherwise, all films reviewed were screened at Festival Central (Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge)

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