We’re getting close to the day when Spinningwork, a quartet that so far has only played online, will finally gather in the same room! Our set at Newcastle Festival Of Jazz And Improvised Music 2021 will also be the recording of our forthcoming album on the New Jazz And Improvised Music Recordings label attached to the festival. Tickets for our set are on sale now.
A nice gig for the Autumn has just been announced. I’m part of Spinningwork, a collaborative quartet that has been playing monthly on JackTrip during the pandemic. Tom Ward, Olie Brice, Johnny Hunter and I initially had a one-off online jam organised by Johnny, but it soon became something that met regularly. All the members are bringing compositions, and we’re now working towards an album, out in 2022 on New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings.
The album will be recorded live at The Black Swan Venue Space, Newcastle Arts Centre as part of Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2021. How exciting to be going up to Newcastle for a gig again – it will be the first time in a long while. Tickets are on sale for the gig: it would be great if you could join us for this special live recording.