Sam Braysher Trio

Featuring special guest Sara Dowling

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Last Show: Sunday 1 st August 2021

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Alto saxophonist Sam Braysher's new trio album, 'Dance Little Lady, Dance Little Man', sees him accompanied by a truly world class rhythm section, and presenting thoughtful new takes on a diverse repertoire of songs from the Great American Songbook and jazz canon, ranging from Dexter Gordon to Gershwin incidental numbers to Disney. In the second set the trio will be joined by a special guest: the brilliant vocalist Sara Dowling.

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”I can’t think of another alto saxophonist with a sound quite like Sam Braysher’s… I’m thinking particularly of the Gershwins’ Shall We Dance and Jobim’s One Note Samba, both taken at a sprightly lick, with brilliant, serpentine Braysher solos. But the really special thing about this set is the interaction of all three – always alert, never quite what’s expected.”

Dave Gelly, The Observer

'Dance Little Lady, Dance Little Man' has earned glowing reviews from The Observer, The Times, Jazzwise, Jazz Journal, Jazz Japan and more since its release in April 2021. The album includes thoughtful, swinging arrangements of 11 tunes - many of which are familiar to the collective ear but rarely played by jazz musicians - interpreted by Braysher, double bassist Tom Farmer (Empirical, Anoushka Shankar, Joe Stilgoe) and famed Catalan drummer Jorge Rossy (Brad Mehldau Trio, Lee Konitz, Carla Bley).

Playing the drums on this concert, in place of Rossy, will be Josh Morrison, one of the UK’s finest jazz percussionists, who has accompanied Stacey Kent, Grant Stewart, Eric Alexander and others..

After playing music from Dance Little Lady, Dance Little Man, the group will look at songs by Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein, as they are joined in the second half by special guest vocalist Sara Dowling.

Band Lineup

Sam Braysher (alto saxophone)

Tom Farmer (double bass)

Josh Morrison (drums)

Special guest: Sara Dowling (vocals)