Thursday 02 Nov. 2006 0n stage 8pm
Tickets £9 concs.£7 students/children £5
featuring :Taeko Kunishima (piano) Clive Bell (shakuhachi - ancient Japanese instrument) Alison Raynor (double bass) Gary Willcox (drums) - (amended line up)
Taeko's original line up was a quintet formed in 2001 but a new album has prompted a tour to promote it.Taeko's jazz compositions lean toward lyricism and delicacy,catchy melodies and occasional driving grooves adding a touch of the exotic to the jazz sound
"this should be a gig to savour; few contemporary musicians so successfully blend a particular country's musical tradition with such powerful jazz playing (in this country, John Surman does it best, but it's a rare talent). (Chris Parker's Vortex preview page)"
"Taeko is at the vanguard of the army of new jazz talent which is adding exciting new sounds to the jazz genre"
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Music available at http://www.taeko.co.uk/music.html (opens in new window)