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Adam Glasser

Monday 14th October 2019 - 8:30 pm

Music Charge: £12.00

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A fluent and impressive jazz pianist, in more recent years Adam Glasser has also established himself as one of Europe’s leading jazz chromatic harmonica players. And just in case you think of the harmonica as the thing that wild-eyed musicians beat into submission on blues gigs, then you must check out this gig. A virtuoso on the instrument Adam’s playing is eloquent, subtle and constantly inventive. Internationally recognised for the “Township” influenced music of his native South Africa he has released two critically acclaimed recordings, winning the “Best Modern Jazz Album” award at the 2010 South African Music Awards with his wonderful album “Free at First” while the follow-up, “Mzansi” was also short listed by SAMA in 2012 for “Best Jazz Album”. As well as work with the likes of Sting, Eurythmics and Joe Zawinul Adam is a founder member of the Township Comets and in 2014 had the honour of playing several dates with iconic SA trumpeter Hugh Masekela, which included the opening of the Commonwealth Games. He headlined at the 2018 Brecon Jazz Festival and his harmonica can be heard on the title track of Abdullah Ibrahim’s latest album. For this 606 date, alternating between piano and harmonica, he will be bringing to the Club his latest jazz quartet featuring the exciting young guitarist James Kitchman alongside one of the UK's finest bass players Steve Watts and upcoming drummer/composer Corrie Dick. As he says “Expect a compelling mix of South African jazz standards, original compositions and more!”

"[Adam Glasser]... has brought a truly unique voice and idiom to the constantly evolving language of jazz... a challenge to equal for sheer scope of virtuosity, musicality and surprise" AllAboutJazz; "the virtuosity and panache associated with practitioners on more conventional instruments… a wholly impressive evening's music from a man in complete control of his considerable resources" VortexJazz


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