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Liam Noble Trio

29 April @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Liam Noble Trio

At Crookes Social Club, 8-10.45 pm

Liam Noble: piano and keyboards
Tom Herbert: electric bass
Sebastian Rochford: drums

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Liam Noble has earned a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile and inventive pianists, as a soloist, leader and sideman, combining knowledge of the tradition with a willingness to experiment. His most recent album, ‘The Long Game’, recorded with the iconic Polar Bear rhythm section, has gained numerous 4 and 5 star reviews. It’s a compelling mix of acoustic piano and electronics, an abstract yet vibrant set of compositions, both intricate and loose.

“pianist Liam Noble’s terrific ‘The Long Game’ is a rhythmically wily, electronics-steeped adventure” -The Guardian

“Definitely among the best albums that I have heard this year. Noble goes from strength to strength and pulls the rug from under us poor unsuspecting listeners yet again.” – Stephen Graham –

After studying music at Oxford University and jazz at the Guildhall in London, Liam Noble started to build a reputation of note. He became the regular pianist with Stan Sulzmann (on John Taylor’s recommendation) and went on to work with Anita Wardell, Harry Beckett, Bobby Wellins, Kenny Wheeler and John Stevens as well as recording and touring with cult minimalist composer Moondog. During this period he also performed with John Taylor as part of Stan Sulzmann’s two piano quintet. His first album ‘Close Your Eyes’ contained a mix of standards, originals and improvisations and this mixture of approaches has characterized his music ever since. In 2004 Liam recorded the acclaimed “Romance Among The Fishes” with guitarist Phil Robson His 2009 trio album ‘Brubeck’ gained an almost unprecedented 5 star review in The Guardian and was described by the dedicatee Dave Brubeck as “an inspiration and a challenge for me to carry on in the avenues that you have opened”.

“Noble’s imaginative compositions have the ability to be both captivating and challenging, but are never anything less than riveting.” – AllAboutJazz

“The Long Game” allows Noble’s undoubted musical invention to shine brightly with a fresh, mesmerising purpose”.– Mike Gates 5* review UK Vibe

Bassist Tom Herbert was a founding member of the British jazz-punk band Acoustic Ladyland that won Best Band in the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards. He is a also a member of Mercury Prize nominated bands The Invisible and Polar Bear, as well as vocal/double bass duo Moats & Thrones and most recently Mark Lockheart’s new venture, Dreamers. Tom has also performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians including Jessie Ware, Beck, Yoko Ono, Roots Manuva, King Sunny Ade, Paul Motian, Roisin Murphy and Portico Quartet.

Drummer Seb Rochford is perhaps best known as a member of Polar Bear whose albums ‘Held on the Tips of Fingers’ and ‘In Each and Every One’ were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005 and 2014 respectively. Seb has played with Acoustic Ladyland, Ingrid Laubrock Quintet, Sons of Kemet, Corrine Bailey Rae and Herbie Hancock and has worked extensively with Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard and has toured with Patti Smith. He played on the David Byrne and Brian Eno album ‘Everything That Happens Will Happen Today’ and on Adele’s Mercury-nominated album ‘19’. Seb leads the band Fulborn Tevershamm and has an improvising duo with Leafcutter John. He also performs as a solo project under the name Room of Katinas.

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Ticket Prices

Full – £16
Over 60s, disabled, unemployed – £14
Student with NUS card – £9
15 – 17 year olds – £4
Under 15s – Free

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29 April
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Event Category:


Sheffield Jazz


Crookes Social Club
Mulehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 1TD + Google Map
0114 266 0114