May 1st

For May’s Con Cellar gig, we’re delighted to welcome Phil Robson and his formidable organ trio for both sets of what should be an incredible evening of music!

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Phil Robson – guitar
Ross Stanley – hammond organ
Gene Caldarazzo – drums

The ever-searching, eclectic guitarist Phil Robson has released four contrasting solo records to date and is known throughout the world for his contribution to the long-running quartet Partisans (their release Swamp won Album Of The Year in the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards in the UK where he’s based). As a sideman he’s performed with Kenny Wheeler, Mark Turner, Billy Hart, Barbara Streisand, Django Bates, Christine Tobin, among others.

Now with a recently-formed organ trio – having revealed and honed new material during their summer 2014 tour, followed by recording in the autumn – Robson, Ross Stanley (Hammond organ) and Gene Calderazzo (drums) are set to release their debut The Cut Off Point on Whirlwind Recordings. Influenced by the jazz eminence of Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery and John McLaughlin, but also with a heavier rock-grooving predilection, this close-knit triumvirate punch their way through the leader’s compositions.

This promises to be a really stunning gig – we hope to see you there.
We’d threatened at the last Con Cellar gig about increasing the price for allocated seating; this is something which almost certainly will happen soon, but I didn’t get round to it in enough time this month, so enjoy this incredible music for a fiver, and get down there early for a good seat!

Doors 8:30, music from 9; entry only £5 – seeya there!