MONTHLY CLUB GIG | Misha Gray Prehistoric Jazz Quintet
Friday 7 April 2017 From 5:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk | Tickets: Advance: £9 / £7 members / £5 U16s; On the door - £10 / £8 members | Book now: from The Grand's website
Line-up: Nick Walters - trumpet, Kyran Matthews - saxophone, Misha Gray - piano, Hugo Harrison - bass, Johnny Hunter - drums.
A 30,000 year old flute found in Germany in 2008 would have played a pentatonic scale, showing that humans have had this music for longer than we have had writing, communal living, and agriculture. The Prehistoric Jazz Quintet is a group of well-established young jazz musicians, led by composer and pianist Misha Gray, whose original compositions explore these origins of music. Their style relies heavily on the musicians’ spontaneity and improvising skills, and the result is a lively combination of intense, intriguing and unique textures. Expect tracks from their new album, “Origin of the Species”.
“(Misha Gray) has elements of the instrospection of a Bill Evans but is able to meld that with a seamless dynamic fire that reminded me of McCoy Tyner”.
Food available from 5pm to 7.30pm. Pizzas, garlic bread, pulled-pork sandwiches, mezzes and bar snacks are on the menu. Book a table: 01200 442630. An early start to your jazz sessions once a month - saves cooking & washing up!