If Van Morrison and Paul Buchanan had a love child, it would be Jimmy’s Cousin. Irish born, schooled in New York, detouring into multiple careers across Europe, Jimmy’s Cousin is an overnight success that’s 30 years in the making.
“Get ready for the most sensational '20s party this side of The Great Gatsby."
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will be preparing the world to usher in the 2020’s -- one that PMJ creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations.
Acclaimed improvisers Ned Rothenberg and Paul G Smyth meet for one duo performance.
Ned Rothenberg composes and performs on saxophones, clarinets, flute and shakuhachi. He has been internationally acclaimed for his solo music. He has lead the ensembles Double Band, Power Lines and Sync, his current assemblage with Jerome Harris, acoustic guitar & acoustic bass guitar and Samir Chaterjee, tabla. Current and past collaborators include Evan Parker, Marc Ribot, Sainkho Namchylak, Masahiko Sato, Samm Bennett, Kazu Uchihashi, Paul Dresher and John Zorn
Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, Mercury Prize nominated Portico Quartet have created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of four lauded studio albums and one EP.
Jennifer’s munificent charm and honesty is all too clear in her music which aims to embrace it’s listeners in musical refuge and individual uplift, with rounded-out low tones, smooth jazz-sensibilities and tender lyrics, from the heart to the heart.
Superfly Funk and Soul Belfast are incredibly proud to present James Taylor Quartet at The Grand Social, Dublin.
The British four-piece jazz funk band, who have become renowned for their live performances, were formed in 1987 by Hammond organ player James Taylor following the break-up of his former band The Prisoners in the wake of Stiff Records’ bankruptcy. The current line-up is James Taylor (Keyboards and Orchestration), Mark Cox (guitar), Andrew McKinney (bass) and Pat Illingworth (drums).
The James Taylor Quartet’s first single, “Blow-Up” (a funked-up version of Herbie Hancock’s main theme from the seminal 1960s film of the same name), was released in 1987 on the Re Elect The President label, which would later become the Acid Jazz label. The track was championed by the NME and John Peel, appearing in Peel’s Festive Fifty chart for 1987. The band’s debut 7 track mini album, Mission Impossible (1987) followed and predominantly comprised covers of 1960s film themes such as “Alfie”, “Mrs. Robinson” and “Goldfinger” in a rough, up-tempo, almost punk-like style, that was primarily focussed on Taylor’s Hammond organ playing. Their second album, The Money Spyder (1987), was the soundtrack to an imaginary spy film, applying the band’s distinctive style to Taylor’s own compositions.