Friday May 13th – Barry Green Sextet + Tori Freestone Trio


After a storming return to the Con at the start of April, we’re back with another tantalising double bill!

Barry Green Sextet

Barry Green – piano

Sam Braysher – alto sax

Miguel Gorodi – trumpet

Tom Barford – tenor sax

Flo Moore – bass

Will Glaser – drums

Barry Green has been a leading pianist on the London Jazz scene for years, recently touring his new trio recording with New Yorkers Chris Cheek and Gerald Cleaver, and playing with the likes of Babelfish, Perico Sambeat, Charles McPherson, Ben Street, Drew Gress, Martin Speake, Bobby Wellins, Tom Rainey, Christine Tobin, Ingrid Laubrock and a great many more. For this new project, however, Barry has assembled a new project featuring some of the most exciting players from the younger generation – many of them may well be known to you, but if not, this is a fantastic opportunity to find out!

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Tori Freeston Trio

Tori Freestone – saxes / flute

Dave Manington – bass

Tim Giles – drums

Tori Freestone is one of the UK’s most individual saxophone voices, known for her work with with such diverse bands as the Ivo Neame Quintet/Octet, ‘Compassionate Dictatorship’ (her own co-led group with Jez Franks) and Rory Simmons as well as artists such as the Cuban group ’Orquesta Timbala’, Brigitte Beraha, Andy Sheppard and trumpeter Neil Yates, but equally for this brilliant trio, whose 2014 debut ‘In The Chop House‘ which garnered rave reviews. The trio, which sees her partnered with the brilliant rhythm team of Dave Manington and Tim Giles, has been developing Tori’s repertoire which explores the openness that the saxophone trio allows and makes for captivating music.

“Freestone has clearly listened widely, but her musicality and broad experiences have stirred all that input into an imposingly original sound”, John Fordham, The Guardian  ****

“This absorbing collection heralds the arrival of a fine trio and a new talent in the thriving British jazz scene—here’s to more good times around the corner”,  Phil Barnes, All About Jazz *****

As ever, it’s doors at 8:30, music from 9; entry only £5. We recommend arriving promptly if you want a (good) seat.

See you there!