I always have the suspicion, or rather the certain knowledge, that a lot goes on below their radar. One has to know where to find it.
A listening gig this one. Very interesting as they used to say in 1698 on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.
Those who like the confidence of having original sources can copy/paste this simple link:
I can save you the trouble: it’s good blurb, probably written by Head of Jazz Studies Simon Purcell, who has a dauntingly interplanetary level of intelligence – plus being a nice guy and a subtle, energetic musician:
Wednesday 18 February
Route 88 – with Uri Caine
7:00 Laban, Creekside
Jazz meets the classics through the art of the piano. The groundbreaking American pianist Uri Caine performs as improvising soloist in his jazz transcription of the Brahms/Handel Variations with Trinity Chamber Orchestra (Nic Pendlebury, conductor). Also featuring the remarkable classical improviser Douglas Finch with faculty and students from the Jazz and Keyboard Faculties of Trinity College of Music with fresh takes on jazz standards, Debussy Preludes and tunes provided by the audience.
Beats in the Bar – special edition with Uri Caine
9:30 Up the Creek, Greenwich
An informal session, with renowned artists from the Jazz faculty at TCM joined by Uri Caine.
Caine is irrepressibly inventive, like someone continually pointing out interesting and unsuspected new features of the landscape… – Mike Wheeler, Music and Vision
Caine also has a website
And here’s a 3 minute interview off Youtube
This a gig for very concentrated listening…I’m going.
I suspect the buzz will pick up, and that these gigs will get busy.