SON of legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe, acclaimed and versatile drummer Dylan Howe brings his superb band to Hebden Bridge’s HX7 Jazz Club on Thursday, February 17.
This Blue Note-styled quartet - often compared to Roy Haynes’ and Elvin Jones’ groups - plays his original compositions alongside arrangements and adaptations of choice musicians from different genres.
The band, who appear at the club’s Hebden Bridge Trades Club base, features the best young players from the London jazz scene and with a new studio album to be released in summer 2011 and a 25-date tour preceding it, Howe has returned to the Coltrane-influenced quartet sound that first got him into jazz.
The choice of music on this tour is an amalgam of Howe’s recent projects; encompassing David Bowie’s Berlin trilogy albums, Larry Young, Stravinsky and John Coltrane, and there is a clear influence drum-wise from the likes of Elvin Jones and Roy Haynes.
On tenor sax is Australian-born Brandon Allen, considered by many to be the best tenor player living in the UK at the moment. Making a welcome return to HX7, having performed there last April, is Ross Stanley on piano, organ and synthesizer. The band is completed by bassist Tim Thornton.
The doors open at 7.30pm with live music starting at 8pm and the headline band starting at 8.30pm. Phone the Trades Club on 01422 845265 to book advance tickets which are £12 (£9 for concessions and members).