Monday 4th January 2021
As we welcome in the new year, our doors are still closed to live audiences but we can still give you some live music. The show will be at 8pm GMT. The livestream will appear live here so simply bookmark this page. It is also available directly from our Facebook and our YouTube channel.
Donations: it is important in these uncertain times that these sessions remain free for all to view for now, so we are funding these entirely through donations - please make a donation so we can keep producing these for you, support our artists and live music - thank you!
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LINE-UP: RACHAEL COHEN alto sax; DESCHANEL GORDON piano; JOE DOWNARD double bass; JASON BROWN drums
Rachael Cohen is one the most sought-after players on the London Jazz scene. Here she presents an exciting quartet featuring BBC's Young Jazz Musician of the Year Deschanel Gordon on piano, 'Waaju' bassist Joe Downard and top NY drummer Jason Brown (Monty Alexander, Pat Martino, Joey DeFrancesco). Expect to hear some of Cohen's original music set alongside a glowing repertoire from the clubs of New York.
Following the success of her debut release on Whirlwind, Rachael was the first female instrumentalist to be signed to the UK label, Rachael impressed with her ‘strikingly original compositions’. She is a player of the ‘cool school’ of players with her ‘lyrical and controlled phrasing while improvising’, the ability to shape her phrases expressively’.
‘Cohen dances over her own unpredictable chord structures with articulacy and wit, elegantly blending Desmond's cool, Konitz's quirk and Coleman's lyrical astringency.’ MOJO
‘Rachael Cohen has the cool cerebral sound and approach to improvisation of Lee Konitz or Paul Desmond but the record has a contemporary feel rather than a nostalgic one. It manages to be cool and swing at the same time. Amazon review
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