Samuel Eagles – Spirit
Tuesday 13 June, 7.30pm
Contemporary Jazz Sextet
Regarded by many as the finest and freshest alto saxophonist in the UK, London-based Samuel Eagles makes a very welcome return to The Globe.
Now, surrounding himself with some of British jazz’s present-day torch bearers – Sam Leak (piano), Ralph Wyld (vibes), Duncan Eagles (tenor sax), Max Luthert (double bass) and Dave Hamblett (drums) – the alto saxophonist has set out with exciting new sextet project Spirit, whose debut album of original material – Ask Seek Knock – is due for release on the Whirlwind label in June 2017, with longtime supporter Jean Toussaint guesting. This groove-laden recording – inspired by Eagles’ explorations of spirituality, sacrifice and beliefs – is being supported with a UK live tour, with plans to also take it out to China and South Korea. And so the journey continues.
One-time Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint has written that “Samuel Eagles is rapidly standing out from what is today’s norm, with a fresh ear for the music and an exciting approach to improvisation”. There’s not the slightest doubt that he is en route to becoming a major figure on the jazz scene – it’s good to have this chance to catch up on his progress.
This gig is a Jazz.Coop and Jazz North East joint promotion.
Admission £10 (or £8 concessionary tickets for MU, OAP, NUS, Benefits).
Tickets available online via Jazz North East here
And also from Reflex CDs (0191 260 3246)