A return of Philip Catherine to London (LJF/ Vortex)

The Vortex’s programme for the London Jazz Festival has some real gems. And at the prices they are being offered at, they might not be around for long.

Not least the return to London of Philip Catherine (he was born here) to play in a duo with John Etheridge, as part of a Belgo-Lux treble bill on Sat 23 Nov. We don’t believe Catherine has played in his native city for a decade. There are just 33 tickets for Saturday, at £12 left for that.

Co-incidentally, his piano partner in the  above, Enrico Pieranunzi, who recently, according to the New York Times, recently succeeded triumphantly in making “[his] peace with the ghosts in the room” at the Village Vanguard (no mean achievement), is also on the Vortex’s LJF programme: he’s on a double bill on Friday 15th at the Bishopsgate Institute with Julie Sassoon.

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