Mark Lockheart’s ‘Dreamers’

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Mark Lockheart’s ‘Dreamers’

Fri 25 02 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Mark Lockheart’s ‘Dreamers’

At Crookes Social Club, 8-10.45 pm

Mark Lockheart: saxophones
Elliot Galvin: keyboards
Tom Herbert: bass guitar
Dave Smith: drums

(photo credit; Dave Stapleton)

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Mark Lockheart’s new group, Dreamers, signals a new trajectory for the British saxophonist and composer through a new set of original compositions with this bold and unique sounding band. Stylistically free and slightly psychedelic in nature, the project is a step sideways and a step up for Mark who, as a founding member of Loose Tubes and Polar Bear, has often remained ahead of the curve. Expect urgent and exciting grooves and textures all cleverly crafted together within Lockheart’s memorable tunes, with wide ranging influences from Ellington and Shorter to John Zorn, the Beatles and even Kraftwerk!   

Mark Lockheart first came to prominence in the 1980s with the influential band Loose Tubes. In 1992 he formed the eclectic quartet Perfect Houseplants while the mid-90s saw him recording and performing with many jazz, folk and pop artists, including Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, June Tabor, Robert Wyatt, Prefab Sprout and Radiohead. In 2003 Mark joined Polar Bear which recorded six ground-breaking albums, two of which were nominated for the Mercury Award, including ‘Held On The Tips Of Fingers’ which appeared in Jazzwise’s ‘100 Albums That Shook the World’. Mark’s acclaimed quintet album ‘In Deep’ was followed by his album ‘Days Like These’ with the NDR big band. His album ‘Ellington In Anticipation’, a radical reworking of Ellington melodies was MOJO magazine’s Jazz Album of 2013 and the following year Mark’s trio, Malija was formed, with Jasper Hoiby and Liam Noble. In 2010 Mark was awarded Musician of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and in 2016 he was Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year. The album, ‘Dreamers’, will be released in February 2022 on the Edition label.

“From Loose Tubes to Polar Bear and beyond, Lockheart’s capacity to be ahead of the jazz curve is undeniable. In this new band his combination of lyrical economy and harmonic creativity has found three improvisatory soulmates who clearing know how to make the most of his compositions in their own terms” –  Jazzwise magazine
www.marklockheart.co.uk

Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie-like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates, although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. He performs regularly as a soloist, recently releasing the entirely improvised album ‘Live in Paris at Fondation Louis Vuitton’ and is a key member of the Mercury nominated band Dinosaur. He began a duo project with the saxophonist Binker Golding with whom he released the critically acclaimed album EX Nihilio on Byrd Out records in February 2019.

“He reminds me of the young Django Bates, and the impression Django made on me in the 1980s – great improv chops, strong character as a player and a composer, evident love of the jazz tradition without wanting to repeat the past, very English sense of humour. He’s the kind of artist you always want to stay tuned in to, because you know he’s going to keep on coming up with surprises.” – John Fordham, The Guardian www.elliotgalvin.com/

Tom Herbert 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 was a founding member of the British jazz-punk band Acoustic Ladyland that won Best Band in the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards. 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.

Dave Smith has played with bands such as Arnie Somogyi’s Ambulance, Peter King’s Quartet and Mark Lockheart’s ‘In Deep’ band as well as performing with artists such as Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Afro-Blues group Juju, Donny McCaslin, Eddie Henderson, Ingrid Jenson and Ralph Alessi. As co-founder of the Loop Collective, Dave is part of some of the most adventurous musical projects in the UK, which include Strobes, Cloudmakers Trio, Outhouse, MA and Splice.

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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

We encourage you to book tickets online in advance, to avoid missing out and to make life easier and safer for our Door Team.  It will be possible to pay for entry at the door (preferably by contactless payment) if seats are available.

Advance tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz

Details

Date:
Fri 25 02 2022
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Event Category:
Website:
www.ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz

Organiser

Sheffield Jazz
Email:
sheffieldjazzorg@gmail.com

Venue

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