Friday 14 October 2022
An organ trio continues to be one of the most exciting (if rarer than they should be!) to listen to in the world of jazz and what could be better than one led by the inimitable Art Themen? This will be widely enjoyable, fun for the audience and the performers alike but this doesn’t detract from the fact the trio is made of three of the best jazz musicians you are ever likely to come across.
Art Themen has been described by The Observer as “One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians” and has been a part of the British scene for over 50 years playing (amongst others) in the bands of Stan Tracey and Alexis Korner. He’s joined by organist Pete Whittaker (Nigel Price Organ Trio) and drummer Geroge Double (Shirley Bassey, Jack Jones).
Their album Thane & The Villeins is a collection of groove-led re- imaginings of quirky curiosities from the jazz canon, acting as a perfect vehicle for the twinkly mischief of this genuine grandee of British jazz.
Art Themen – tenor sax
Pete Whittaker – organ
George Double – drums