Trombonicle 23 / Brotherhood of Breath

Brotherhood of BreathIt was strange to be back, after all these years, in a band that I used to criss-cross France with, reading Alfred Jarry en route to a Parisian club or a mosquito-plagued festival in the bay of Marseilles. It’s good that Chris McGregor’s amazing music lives on, and that the 100 Club could be filled with people who still cared about The Brotherhood of Breath. Let’s hope that someone will risk putting this riotous band onstage again.

The Mick Collins Legacy Jazz Orchestra didn’t quite manage to round off the month with that gig at the Ivy House, due to some shenanigans with labour relations at the pub, but that has apparently been resolved, and the band will try again in a few weeks.

On we go.

Jazzman John Clarke has been mentioned many times in these reports. It was one of his events that sparked the first trombone poetry chronicle. He enlivened countless poetry events with his irrepressible outbreaks of beat poetry. Now he’s gone, unbelievable as that seems. Those who can get there can pay their respects on Friday, and swap stories and stanzas later

Friday 12 October

Jazzman JC John Clarke (1948 – 2018)

Funeral: 10.00

Honor Oak Crematorium, Brockley Way, London SE4 2LJ

Jazzman’s Final Gig

The Birds Nest, 32 Deptford Church St, Deptford, London SE8 4RZ 

Possible trombone poetry offering between 17:00 and the 19:00 finish.

Saturday 13 October, 19:30

Mingus Big Band

Leeds Grand Theatre
46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NZ

Friday 19 October, 19:00

Roberto Pla Latin Ensemble

Pizza Express-Jazz Club
10 Dean St., Soho, London W1D 3RW

Saturday, 20 October, 19:30

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Mercury Theatre
Colchester CO1 1PT

Friday 26 October, 19:30

Swinging at the Cotton Club

The Roses Theatre
Sun St., Tewkesbury GL20 5NX

31 October 2018, 19:30

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Theatre Royal Winchester
Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB