A regular LondonJazz reader has written to me:
“Hi Sebastian, Spotted a gig coming up on Thursday at the end of my road – http://www.myspace.com/e17jazz
Am sure you’re already in touch with them but thought I’d send the link through anyway. :-)”
Thanks Liz, that’s the spirit. Creativity and initiative are simply bursting in every part of London, quite likely at the end of your road too, and Walthamstow with its own jazz scene is no exception.
The gig which catches my eye is byBlink (French saxophonist and Loop leading light Robin Fincker, ex-Royal Academy pianist/composer Alcyona and percussion genius and irrepressible energy source Paul Clarvis) on Thursday 26th March at The Plough in Wood Lane.
Here’s what MOJO magazine had to say about them: ‘Aerated, intrepid, the group reaches rarified heights of understanding and expression.’ Blink tour the UK and the continent, it’s a great working band of three fine musicians.
Check out Blink’s soundclips on their Myspace site.And if E17 is your part of town, get along to the Plough in Wood Lane and you won’t regret the fiver you spend to get in!