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Hugh Pascall Quartet
April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pmFrom £10
Trumpeter Hugh Pascall graduated from the Royal Academy in 2006. Since then he has recorded and toured with a variety of projects including Hans Koller’s Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, John Turville’s E17 Large Ensemble, the Dave Ferris Septet, New York’s The Last Poets and Tony Kofi’s Inside Straight with Dennis Rollins.
Hugh’s quartet tours the UK in April, May and June, presenting new music from their debut album Borderlands. Influenced by musicians like Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Tom Harrell, Coltrane and Miles. Hugh’s music is a lyrical, vibrant and modern approach to post-bop jazz. It’s straight-ahead jazz with melody.
Where swinging, modal explorations are complemented by beautiful, atmospheric and expressive ballads rich in harmony and character. Hugh also brings interpretations of choice standards and tunes in the classic jazz tradition, weaving these into the set alongside music from the new album and other brand new compositions.
“An outstanding soloist” – London Jazz News
“Exemplary hard bop” – Jazz Journal
“The most beautiful, elegant and melodic delivery I know” – London Jazz News
“Pascall impresses with fluent, lyrical solos that unfold gradually and gracefully” – The Jazzmann
Liam Dunachie is one of London’s first call pianists and Hammond organists, with an extensive CV including work with Jim Mullen, Henry Lowther’s Still Waters, Nigel Price, Misha Mullov-Abbado and many more. He also played on Beverly Knight’s BK25 – Live At The Royal Festival Hall album, and was musical director for the 2015/16 touring production of Hairspray – The Musical.
Oli Hayhurst is one of the UK’s busiest bassists, who first gained national attention as a member of Gilad Atzmon’s early groups. He has worked with prominent players such as Zoe Rahman, Julian Siegel and Sam Crockatt, and last visited the Be-Bop Club with the Alex Merritt/Steve Fishwick Quintet in February.
Drummer Jay Davis is one of London’s finest young drummers and last visited the club with the Matt Anderson Quartet. He also appears on the excellent Alex Hitchcock Quintet album “All Good Things” and some readers may have heard this band when they played at Fringe Jazz and Future Inn a few years back.
Hugh Pascall – trumpet and flugelhorn, Liam Dunachie – piano, Oli Hayhurst – bass, Jay Davis – drums.