Seven Jazz - The Leeds Club for Quality Accessible Jazz

SUN Nov 1st Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc kids under 16 free
Kim Macari trumpet, Riley Stone-Lonergan tenor sax, Tom Rivière double bass and Steve Hanley drums.

A Seven Jazz Unplugged gig
Leeds bassist Tom Rivière is drawn to the open structures of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Keith Jarrett’s band with Dewey Redman.

In his own words - “I’ve been listening to a lot of Ornette’s classic quartet, Coltrane (particularly live dates from around 63’ onwards) and Jarrett’s band with Dewey Redman. These groups all have a quality that I’m attracted to. I can’t quite pin down what it is exactly, but for lack of a better term I’ll say that I like the apparent spirituality of the music. With these bands the music just feels unquestionably right to me, which is great because a lot of things in life don’t (I jest)!

This direction in my listening relates to something I’ve been working towards in my playing. In short, I want to stop thinking when I improvise. Sometimes when I’m on the bandstand I experience moments in which it is as if I’m an outside observer listening to myself and the band play. This is a very satisfying feeling – much more enjoyable than the analytical state of mind I often fall into whilst performing – and I’d like to experience it more often. To that end, it made sense to me to put together a project loosely inspired by the aforementioned groups, as the more open structures that they often favour lend themselves to what it is that I seek: music that I can feel – rather than think – my way through.”

Tickets on the door or online here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds

Hear the band here https://soundcloud.com/tomriviere/bring-lulu

Venue: Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.

Doors open 1pm