NEXT EVENT: Sat, 4th Apr 2020: Vortex Jazz Club; Barry Green’s “TBA” Sextet. Tom Barford (tenor saxophone), Sam Braysher (alto saxophone), Miguel Gorodi (trumpet), Flo Moore (bass) and Will “Oldman Father Time” Glaser. The first time we’ve all been free at the same time... you heard us here together first!

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Review by Mike Hobart, The Financial Times, February 2017

This absorbing piano trio album grips from its opening scatter of discords to the funky-out that closes a reimagining of Monk’s Work.

In between, British pianist Green delivers a wide-ranging set of originals and covers with clean lines and the sensitive support of an experience American rhythm section featuring Drew Gress and Tom Rainey on bass and drums.

The programme ranges from minimalism to rollicking swing, with Bouncing With Bud transformed from bop classic to personal statement and Never Walk Alone gaining substance as a ballad.