Dennis Rollins Organ Quartet,7th February 2017

To hear Dennis Rollins perform is to wonder afresh why the trombone is not more routinely in the spotlight in small ensemble jazz. A musician of Rollins’ caliber exploits the unique expressive qualities of the trombone to the full: glissandos taken out of their caricature, comical role and invested with the emotional weight of a…

Simon Spillett Quartet, 19th February 2016

For music lovers of every stripe, there’s a lot to be said for a sense of adventure—the delights of surprise and the chance of a new discovery await the curious. But it’s difficult to surpass the sense of keen anticipation that precedes a high octane band that never fails to deliver. There can’t have been many…