The Don Paterson Situation is the first event Friday evening (on Oct 13th) . Though better known as one of the UK’s leading and most decorated poets, Don Paterson has had a second career as guitarist, and moved to London in the mid-80s to join the free-improv scene, where he took lessons with the great guitar maverick Derek Bailey. For twelve years he co-led the Celtic-jazz ensemble Lammas with saxophonist Tim Garland, playing classical and 12-string guitars and sharing stages and studios with jazz luminaries, trumpet master Kenny Wheeler, vibraphone virtuoso Joe Locke, pianist Jason Rebello and many others.
A truly inspiring Jazz Pianist takes you on a breathtaking journey through the entire history of Jazz piano. At 2pm on Saturday 14th October in the afternoon Geoff Eales will take you on a trip covering the sedate ragtime of Scott Joplin and on to Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, before a fabulous finish with his own spontaneous improvisations. “Eales has never disguised his respectful devotion to masters such as Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock and his glossy technique as a straight swinger is formidable” - The Guardian
Saturday evening has Derbyshire bassist, guitarist and jazz educator Fred Theolonious Baker with "American Dreams: The Music of Pat Metheny" The smoothest of tributes to the original Pat Metheny Group. Fred Thelonius Baker will be focussing on their early years including "American Garage" and "Offramp", playing a classic Gibson 175, an acoustic guitar and guitar synth to produce the typical sounds of the period. Fred is also conducting a masterclass in jazz guitar earlier in the day at 11.30am
Sunday afternoon 15th October features a New Orleans Jazz Brunch with fresh cooked Creole food – think gumbo, jambalaya and corn bread – combines with a musical melting pot of Jazz and Blues sounds to provide a very special, very mellow, very exclusive Sunday treat in the intimate and informal setting of The Maltings bar.
More details - telephone the box office: 01289 330999. Tickets from www.maltingsberwick.co.uk