Gig Guide

Larry Goldings – Peter Bernstein – Bill Stewart – Sugar Club – 11th Dec 2013

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Here’s another chance to enter the world of jazz, with three of the best from New York city playing in one of the best venues around town. This could be a special night, so check out the sounds below and see what you think.

Full details can be found here or on the IMC web site here.

8pm, Wednesday 11th December 2013

The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 – Tickets €25

Between them, these three musicians share an extraordinary pedigree, gracing the bands of John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall and myriad others. They’ve often returned to the fertile ground of the trio, recording eight albums together, all of which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their own original compositions.

Their newest offering “Live at Smalls” is their first live record, and captures the group’s energy and creativity from the New York City jazz club that helped garner their reputation as one of the greatest organ trios playing today.

It’s going to be a stellar night at The Sugar Club this December ranging from hard-swinging modernism and funky boogaloos to lush ballads and lounge-lizard blues, with these three American masters in full flow.

Bios:

Larry Goldings

With his signature Hammond organ style and versatility on many keyboards, Boston native Larry Goldings (b. 1968) has traversed not only the wide spectrum of jazz where he is perhaps best known, but also the worlds of funk, pop, and electronic music.

High in demand as a sideman, Goldings’ sound can be heard on scores of albums by artists in virtually every musical genre. As a leader, he has released 13 albums, many of which feature his long time organ trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart.

Over the years, Goldings has been closely associated with Maceo Parker, Jim Hall, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Madeleine Peyroux, and since 2002, with folk/pop icon, James Taylor.

In 2007, Goldings, Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield, received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Album Individual or Group for their album, Trio Beyond – Saudades (ECM). Goldings also is active as a composer, arranger, and producer.

Peter Bernstein

New York guitarist Peter Bernstein (b. 1967) has been sought out by musicians from all generations — touring with legendary players such as Jimmy Cobb, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, and Dr. Lonnie Smith and jazz stars of today such as Eric Alexander, Brad Mehldau, Diana Krall, Nicholas Payton, and Joshua Redman.

His recognizable guitar voice graces over a hundred recordings.As a leader, Bernstein has recorded six highly regarded albums, displaying not only his masterful interpretations of standards, but also his inventive and lyrical compositions.

Bernstein also has taught at the Julliard School, Berklee College of Music, North Texas State University, the New School Jazz Program, and the Jazz Conservatory in Amsterdam.

Guitar legend Jim Hall has said that Bernstein “is the most impressive young guitarist I’ve heard…He plays the best of them all for swing, logic, feel and taste, and has paid attention to the past as well as the future.”

Bill Stewart

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, drummer Bill Stewart (b. 1967) made his name as the rhythmic force behind guitarist John Scofield’s band, collaborating with him for five years between 1990 and 1995.

He is now one of the most sought after jazz drummers in the world. Stewart’s playing is distinguished by its melodic focus, and its polyrhythmic, or layered, character. Although his drumming bears the influence of various melodic and hard swinging drummers who preceded him, including Max Roach, Roy Haynes, and Jack DeJohnette, Stewart’s voice is clearly his own, and already is influencing a younger generation of drummers. Stewart has toured extensively with Michael Brecker, Kevin Hays, Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Maceo Parker.

His longstanding association with John Scofield has led to some of the highest quality records and live concerts in modern jazz.

An excellent composer in his own right, Stewart has made several records as a leader that predominantly feature his own music, bearing the same thoughtfulness, humour, and impeccable taste that one hears in his playing.

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