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A s P A R T of the FREETIME improvised music series, radical composer and reed Iplayer Willem Breuker will give a rare solo performance on the saxophone. Catch this, the last of three improvised music performances at the Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, tel: 0602 419741.
* L E N ' B O O G S I E ' Sharpe, variously dubbed "the Charlie Parker" and "the Mozart" of steel pan, flies in from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago for just two London dates in May. Now you have missed the first, but you might still catch the second at the Jazz Cafe on May 26th. Supporting Boogsie will be the UK-based Carib Jazz-funk group The Breakfast Band.
* T H R E EM A J O R jazz figures, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, guitarist Ralph Towner and bass player Gary Peacock perform their first London concert together on June 22nd at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. For further information and tickets call the box office on 071 928 8800.
* C O U R T N E Y P I N E , Django Bates, Joanna Macgregor, and Jools Holland will all be performing (separately) in a tent on South London's Blackheath as part of the Greenwich Festival (5-12 June). Other artists appearing in the jazz1 world beat category include Bheki Mseleku, Mike Westbrook, Mervyn Afrika and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. For full details of all Festival events call 081 317 8687.
* A M E R I C A N B A S S ist Joe Hubbard, former leader of 80s fusion outfit Hubbards Cubbard, returns t o The Orange, West London on Saturday 6 June. Tickets: 071 371 4317.
* L O N N I E L I S T O N Smith, whose holistic sound launched a thousand meditation sessions, will be appearing with his Cosmic Echoes at London's Hammersmith Odeon on June 2 1st. Tickets, priced fl l / 13 can be obtained from the box office on 081 741 4868.
H I P H o P trio The Beastie Boys hit the road playing Glasgow, Barrowlands (June 17), Birmingham, Hummingbird ( l@, Manchester, Academy (19) and the Town & Country Club (20). Tickets @ E9 in London and £ 8 all other venues can be obtained from usual booking agents.
A c o v P L E of items to listen out for on Radio 3 this month are Before The Bluer (Thursdays l l p m ) and John Surman's Nordic Syncopations (Fridays 6.30pm). And one to look forward to next month is Mike Westbrook, presented by Geoffrey Smith, Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm. . I ,
R o o T s I s a new, allstar jazz repertory group assembled to pay tribute to the saxophone and some of the greatest saxophonists. The band includes Chico Freeman, Sam Rivers and Don Pullen, and pays tribute to Ben Webster, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and Dexter Gordon amongst others: i t made its debut recording at the German Leverkusen Festival last year (available on In & Out RecordslKoch International). Roots will make its US debut at the Mellon Jazz Festival in Philadelphia on June 20th and will also appear in the JVC Jazz Festival in New York on June 25th, before touring Europe.
T H E M E A N Fiddler tent at this year's Festival In The Park (Finsbury Park) on June 6th features Jah Wobble And The Invaders of The Heart along with The Beastie Boys and a fine array of alternative talent - Fabulous, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spiritualized, Stereolab and Pulp. Tickets for the event can be obtained by post from PO Box 1707, London NW10 4LW.
* T H E W O R I - D premiere of Dave Heath's new flute concerto Cry From The U'zId, performed by James Galway and The Philharmonia, takes place on 13th June at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Heath's work, which uses many innovative techniques in both the flute and orchestral parts will also be performed at the Royal Festival Hall on June 17th.