Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017
David Gordon Trio + Mike Outram/Chris Montague
LONDON 606 Club
90 Lots Rd
Guitarists Chris Montague and Mike Outram show off their new quartet on a bill with pianist David Gordon’s trio.
An assured and versatile jazz pianist David Gordon is also, unusually, a well-established classical performer. An accomplished harpsichordist David includes work with the likes of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the European Baroque Orchestra. As a jazz pianist he leads his own trio with a repertoire that focuses on original compositions, but also includes material as diverse as folk music from Venezuela, East European dance music and Celtic-tinged melodies. David's most recent project 'Alexander Scriabin's Ragtime Band' has been received with considerable acclaim, with sold out performances and a highly regarded CD. Tonight David will be bringing his brand new project to the Club in what promises to be a unique, thoughtful and inventive gig. Not to be missed.
'A richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination!' (Independent on Sunday)
'Outstanding' (Crescendo Magazine)
Tonight we also feature the newly formed Mike Outram/Chris Montague quartet, boasting two of the UK's finest jazz guitarists.
Mike Outram has toured worldwide, played on over a hundred CDs, appeared in a televised Prom from The Royal Albert Hall and performed with the likes of Robert Fripp, Carleen Anderson and Herbie Mann. Highly respected as a player he is also a professor at both Trinity College and the Royal Academy of Music.
"Outram - tempering blistering fret-board histrionics with contemplative lyricism; transforming minor themes into epic meditations" All About Jazz
Chris Montague, a founder member of the acclaimed band Troyka, has garnered an enviable reputation for his distinctive approach to the guitar. A prizewinner at the Montreux International Guitar Competition he includes work with the likes of Gwilym Simcock, Charlie Watts and Colin Town on a stellar cv. You can expect plenty of excitement from these two masters of the instrument.
'Montague - mesmerizingly tender and stingingly explosive' Jazzwise