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Friday 23 October. 20:00 – 22:30.

At Crookes Social Club

Full £15, Over 60s, disabled and unemployed £13, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY

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Freddie trumpet/flugelhorn; Tom Cawley: piano; Calum Gourlay: bass; Joshua Blackmore: drums

A welcome return for rising star Freddie Gavita whowon the British Jazz Award for best trumpeter of 2017 and his 2017 album Transient was aimed at the heart, not the head, with a highly evocative collection of compositions written for his quartet. The music has global appeal with scintillating grooves, heartfelt ballads and some serious swing. A high-powered line up of top players ensures a night to remember.

“There are other, more hyped up, players around but few have the feeling, the technique and the sound that Gavita has. Think of Navarro and Clifford Brown and their fat sound then listen to Miles. Freddie lies, not quite central, more (much more) towards Fats and Clifford and yet, still remains his own man. Ten original compositions and a rhythm section to die for make this as good a trumpet album as you’re likely to hear either side of the Atlantic this year”…Bebop spoken here

“Although he seems to be a permanent fixture in the Ronnie Scott club’s various house bands, this is trumpeter Freddie Gavita’s debut album with his own quartet. He has a soft, non-brassy tone that is so attractive that, at first, you scarcely notice the range, articulation and virtuosity of his playing. Until, that is, some impossibly long and ingenious phrase makes the point. All 10 pieces here are his own compositions and these, too, are deceptively easy on the ear. They’re alluring, but there’s nothing random or commonplace about them. The Kickstarter sponsors who funded this can be well pleased with what they have made possible”…Dave Gelly, The Guardian

“”Transient” represents an impressive, if long awaited, début statement from Gavita. The musicianship is excellent throughout with engineer Curtis Schwartz capturing every nuance of the playing. Gavita’s technique is never in doubt but he also impresses with his writing on a varied set of tunes that encompasses a variety of jazz styles and explores a lot of interesting rhythmic and harmonic ideas.”…The Jazz Mann — ‘Transient’ Recording Session — ‘Sprezzatura’ at Ronnie Scott’s — Turnaround 

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