A Tribute to Blue Note Records
The iconic record label has produced so much brilliant music over the years. Music from,
for example, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson et al. Jazz musicians just love to
get together and play this music. So we’ve put together a fantastic group of musicians, led
by bassist Baxter, who will raise the Puzzle’s roof.
A swinging, edgy and inventive pianist – Baranek regularly astounds audiences and peers
a like with a commanding technique and an eclectic deep feeling for the whole of the jazz, repertoire.
Baxter’s bass playing has everything: propulsive in ensembles and dextrous in solos. His arco
(bowing) achieves a singing, sonorous elegance that’s a real treat to listen to.
Hunter has become increasingly recognised as one of the UK’s leading drummers, with both
technique and ‘feel’ much to the fore. He’s equally at home within both the Avant-Garde and
more mainstream scenes.
Saxophonist Matthews is an eclectic musician whose career has spanned many genres.
Taking his influence from the transcendent intensity of such seminal artists as John Coltrane,
Joe Henderson and Kenny Garrett, his playing has been described as “powerful and majestic”
(The Jazz Mann), “explosive” (Jazz Views) with “thunderous lines” (Jez Nelson).
Trumpeter South, is a founding – and surviving – member of Beats and Pieces Big Band,
and a composer / performer in the Vonnegut Collective. His playing and composing
contributions have become a mainstay of the vibrant Manchester music scene and well beyond.
For those who may be unsure of the public transport situations, here are some useful details.
If you’re travelling towards Halifax / Bradford / Leeds, the last train leaves Sowerby Bridge at 00.05.
If you’re travelling up the Calder Valley, and onwards to Manchester, the last train leaves Sowerby Bridge at 23.23.
Please allow 15 minutes to walk from the pub to the station, and please check, on the day of travel, that the times have not changed, or that strike actions are being planned.
There’s a 579 bus to Halifax that leaves Station Road at 23.48, just a few minutes’ walk from the Pub, however, give yourself plenty of time, as it’s the last bus, it can be pretty sharp in setting off.