N E W S W I R E D
STARS FOR CAMDEN 1985
A LllTLE WESTBROOK (GOES A LONG WAY)
THE WORLD SAXOPHONE QUARTET, Sam Rivers, Tony Oxley, James Newton, Joe Farrell, Hermeto Pascaol, and Graham Collier head the line-up for this year's Camden Jazz Festival- 18t o 23 March, London's Logan Hall. Presented by the National Jazz Centre, in conjunction wi t h the Camden Festival, the fu l l line-up at press time is:
18 March -Graham Collier International Big Band performing last year's BracknellCommission "Hoarded Dreams" plus new pieces.
MIKE WESTBROOK'S three-piece A Little Westbrook Music, with Kate Westbrook and Chris Biscoe, strikes east this month with two dates:
1 March, Basildon- Town GateTheatre; 2, Norwich - PremisesArts Centre.
The full Brass Band appears at London's Seven Dials Jazz Club on the 28th.
19-Hermeto Pascaol plus Sonidos de Londres. 20-The World Saxophone Quartet plus Tony Oxley-Enrico Rava Quintet. 21- Beaver Harris French Horn Connection featuring Sam Rivers, Dave Burrell and Candido Vincent Taylor on percussionplus Paul Roger's 7 RPM plus James Newton and a string quartet performing Billy Strayhorn arrangements.
22 -Joe FarrelCWoody Shaw Quintet plus Bobby Watson and The Young Lions plus Sal Nistico.
23 -A l l British Day featuring Working Week, District Six, Gail Thompson, Tommy Chase Ouartet and A Drum Trio aeaturina John Stevens, Clifford Jarvis and Charlie
MOREWATSON DATES FURTHER t o last month's announcement of the national tour by ex-Blakey saxophonist Bobby Watson, the complete itinerary is now:
13 March, London - Bass Clef; 14, ManchesterBand On The Wall; 15, Cambridge- Man In The Moon; 16. Exeter -Arts Centre; 17, Birmingham Strathallan Hotel; 20, Nottingham -Old Vic Tavern; 21, Liverpool -UnityTheatre; 22, London -Camden Jazz Festival; 23. Norwich - PremisesArt Centre;
24, BradfordJazz Festival; 26. Newcastle- Corner
Tickets are f5, £6, £7 and a special all-day ticket wi l l be available for Saturday. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ - 2 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ : ; ~ ~ ~ ~ . I A r t s C e n t r e ; Further information -the National Jazz Centre, 01-240 2430. With Watson wil l be GUYBarker (tpt), Nick Camden'sA l l British Day with Working Week. Weldon (p), Andy Cleyndert (b), Mark Taylor (d).
ANOTHER NEW "NEW" CLUB RITZY PARK is the latest night-spot in London t o feature regular live jazz and DJ jazz. Operating each Wednesday,The Ritzy Park (201-203 Wardour Street, W1) will feature a DJ for three weeks with a live group every fourth week. In the absenceof any up-to-date information, we suggest ringing 01221 0175.
TOP HOUSE FIRST FIRST HOUSE(Martin France, Django Bates, Ken Stubbs and Mick Hutton)- winners o f last year's UF EuropeanJazz Competition- have been invited t o perform at the Molde Jazz Festival i n Norway i n July as well as the Montreux/DetroiVKooI Festival i n September. The quartet, formed i n September 1983, has i t s debut album released soon.
Further information from International Jazz Federation, 13 Foulser Road. London SW17. rn Flrst House-dPbut album soon.
INCUS RECORDS, run by Derek Bailey and Evan
ARTISTS this month at London's Seven Dials Jazz
Parker, celebrate the company's fifteenth birthday Club irl Shelton Street, WC2, include: with a festival i n April (Monday, 22. t o Sunday, 28) 7 March- Andy Rosner, Elton Dean, Harry Becket. at London's Arts Theatre in Great Newport Street. Marcio Mattos and Verian Weston; 14-Paul The programming i s designed t o show the various Nieman's Wonderful Elephant; 21 -Slim Gaillard; facets of the work of Bailey and Parker. 28- Mike Westbrook's Brass Band.
Musiciansexpected t o take part include George Lewis, Phillip Eastop, Mick Beck, Martin Altena, John Quarmby, Han Bennink, Alex Schlippenbach, KENNY CLARKE (1914-1985) Paul Lovens, Ernst Reijseger. Paul Lytton, Alvin As we go t o press we learn of the death of Curran and Kenny Wheeler. American drummer Kenny Clarke. In our next issue
The projected programme is: 22 April, Derek
Mike Zwerin w i l l be paying full tribute t o this
Bailey and Evan Parker; 23-26, Company; 27. Alex bebop pioneer. SchlippenbachTriolDerek Bailey and Han Bennink; 28. Parker Project "Second Symposium".
The IateZt release from Incus is Hook, Drift and COMPANY TOUR Shuffle (Incus45)featuring Evan Parker. George DEREK BAILEY is undertaking a tour this month Lewis, Barry Guy and Paul Lytton, recorded in with a five-piece Company group including George Brussels. Lewis and Phil Wachsman. Dates set at present are:
For further information, phone 01-986 6904 or 21 March, Hull; 22. Leeds; 24, Sheffield. For full 01-898 4095. details, see the advertisement i n this issue. B