Thursday 3 October
The Blue Lamp
Brian Molley has appeared only a couple of times at the Lamp so it is very pleasing to get him back on stage. Brian is always very busy with many projects in all genres of music from classical to playing in Broadway Theatre bands but it is in his own jazz quartet that Brian excels.
Brian’s quartet of Brian on saxes, Tom Gibbs on piano, Brodie jJarvie on bass and Stu Brown on drums blend contemporary jazz with influences from around the globe, including Brazilian choro and baiao, straight–ahead downtown New York Jazz and Indian raga with a touch of Scottish folk in evidence too. They have recently returned from touring, collaborating and recording in India and their music reflects their wide and varied travels whilst being firmly rooted in the jazz tradition.
BMQ has toured the UK several times, including appearances at Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow Jazz Festivals and were selected for the prestigious Made in Scotland programme at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in both 2014 and 2018. In Summer 2015 BMQ performed at Rochester International Jazz Festival, New York as part of Made in the UK, a showcase of the best of UK–based jazz. Whilst in the US the band also gave concerts at Silvana and WhyNot Jazz Room in New York City.
The group’s latest release from 2017, COLOUR AND MOVEMENT[BGMM©] has garnered much praise, ‘the finest in UK jazz’ TIME OUT, ‘Molley is marvellous, always expressive and sure-footed’ THE HERALD, ‘Richly textured and high on melody’ ALL ABOUT JAZZ.
‘assured and inventive, Molley’s rich sonority is always impressive’ - SCOTSMAN.
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