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SAX APPEAL; Autumn season going to be blowy.



Byline: MARTIN LONGLEY

THE Jazz Coventry organisation launches its autumn season with a saxophonic feast.

They are presenting two gigs next week that feature some of the hottest mainstream blowers from both sides of the Atlantic.

At Warwick Arts Centre Warwick Arts Centre is a multi-venue arts complex at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.

Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry is the largest arts centre in the Midlands, attracting around 280,000 visitors a year to over 2,000 individual events embracing music, drama,
 tomorrow, American reedsman Ken Peplowski Ken Peplowski (b. May 23, 1959) is a jazz clarinetist born in Cleveland, Ohio, known primarily for playing in the swing music idiom. He is sometimes compared to Benny Goodman in terms of tone and virtuosity.  joins his English counterpart Alan Barnes Alan Barnes may also refer to:
  • Alan Barnes (murder victim) (c. 1962–1979), murder victim in Adelaide, possibly killed by Bevan Spencer von Einem
  • Alan Barnes (architect) (died 1987), Northern Ireland architect
 in a quintet that will be plugging their first album together.

The freshly-minted Doodle Oodle is an invigorating evocation of jazz's classic heyday, covering tunes by Al Cohn Al Cohn was an American jazz saxophonist and arranger/composer. Life and career
Cohn was initially known in the 1940s for playing in Woody Herman's Second Herd as one of the Four Brothers, along with Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, and Serge Chaloff.
, Jerome Kern, Johnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster.

Barnes and Peplowski play various permutations of saxophones and clarinets, supported by pianist John Pearce, bassman Alec Dankworth and drummer Martin Drew. This is the same line-up that is set to play tomorrow's gig.

Tenor saxophonist Simon Spillett returns to the Biggin Hall pub, in Binley Road, on Thursday and is joined by drummer Drew. The combo is completed by pianist John Critchinson and bassman Andrew Cleyndert.

This time, any mainstream balance is emphatically shaken towards hard bebop bebop
 or bop

Jazz characterized by harmonic complexity, convoluted melodic lines, and frequent shifting of rhythmic accent. In the mid-1940s, a group of musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker, rejected the conventions of
, with Spillett managing to achieve deep expression at high velocity.

JAZZ DIARY TONIGHT The Chris Gumbley Quintet: Birmingham Symphony Hall Bar, 5.30pm, free.

TOMORROW The Alan Barnes/Ken Peplowski Quintet: Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 7.45pm. 02476 524524.

Louisiana Highway: The Nautical Club, Bishopgate Street, Birmingham, 8.30pm. 0121 354 6059.

SUNDAY The Paul Vernon Chester Quartet: The White Swan, Rother Street, Stratford, 8pm. 01789 298607.

Djangology: Westwood Heath Club & Reading Rooms, Westwood Heath Road, Coventry, 12.30pm. 02476 403707.

The New Washboard Syncopators: British Legion, Union Road, Solihull, 1pm. 0121 706 2870.

MONDAY The Tierra Buena Dixie Six: Coventry & North Warwickshire Cricket Club, Binley Road, Coventry, 8.30pm. 01676 540609.

WEDNESDAY The Chicago Teddy Bears Society Jazz Band: The Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, 8.30pm. 02476 335273.

THURSDAY The Simon Spillett Quartet: Biggin Hall, Binley Road, Coventry, 8.30pm. Bobby Wellins & The Tony Richards Trio: Corks Club, Bearwood Road, Birmingham, 9pm.

CAPTION(S):

QUICK FINGERS... Simon Spillett brings hard bebop to the Biggin Hall pub on Thursday. VERSATILE... Ken Peplowski is at home with both the clarinet and saxophone.
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Date:Oct 2, 2009
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