TA treat – we’ve persuaded Leeds legend sax player Tony Burkill to come and play! He’ll explore the great tenor players of the 60s & 70s Gato Barbieri, Pharoah Sanders, John Klemmer and John Coltrane.
Tony Burkill is a Leeds based saxophonist, composer and educator, who has been rather quiet on the jazz scene in recent years but has finally released his debut album as bandleader together with drummer Sam Hobbs, bassist Neil Innes, pianist George Cooper and percussionist Pete Williams. The band are all seasoned players, with co-writer Neil Innes also a member of The Sorcerers, who released the excellent self titled Ethiopian jazz inspired long player in 2015 – a firm UK Vibe preference, and George Cooper has worked with Abstract Orchestra, the group that issued ‘Dilla’ in summer 2017, the album of live reinterpretations of the legendary hip hop producer’s sample heavy beats.
Tony’s ‘Work Money Death’album is a somewhat ode to the tenor saxophone players of the 1960s and ‘70s, especially those of a spiritual jazz persuasion, and this backdrop provides the group with a deep musical framework to excavate. Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, Joe Henderson, Yusef Lateef et al., are all acknowledged with respect
Tony Burkill Quartet @Seven Arts – Sunday 14 April £10/8 1.30pm
Venue – Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road LS73PD
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