Barry Green Trio ft. Iain Ballamy
Tuesday 3rd October 2023 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £15.00
“…Green’s work can be both intricate and assertive and is constantly inventive.”
Barry Green is a wonderful modern jazz pianist whose fluent and melodic playing has made a significant impact on the UK jazz scene. Over the last few years he has performed regularly at the likes of Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Wigmore Hall, The Purcell Room and The Vortex, as well of course as appearing many times here at the Club. Internationally he has played at clubs and festivals in Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Turkey, Italy and France. His cv is vast, including work with the likes of Bobby Watson, Charles McPherson, Richie Cole and Us3 as well as with his own group. For this 606 date Barry has chosen iconic bassist Dave Green (Stan Tracey, Humphrey Lyttelton, Charlie Watts), and the exceptional, saxophonist Iain Ballamy (recipient of the BBC's ‘Award for Innovation’, who's worked with Django Bates, Bill Bruford's Earthworks and Gil Evans to name but a few) to complete the trio. An irresistible combination of superb songs and impeccable musicianship-highly recommended.
“Pianist Barry Green and bassist Dave Green…two of the best mainstream-to-bop musicians on the UK scene”Guardian; “…Green’s work can be both intricate and assertive and is constantly inventive.” Jazz UK; “The one who really shone was pianist Barry Green. Watching his imagination unfurl was an engaging experience and turned out to be the keenest musical pleasure of the evening”. Daily Telegraph; “Ballamy...leaves you in absolute awe…the sheer virtuosity and sense of joy makes you feel like a kid about to step onto a twinkling, old-fashioned merry-go-round” BBC