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SUNDAY JAZZ @ THE OLD LIBRARY - TIM RICHARDS TRIO - FREE ENTRY

We welcome the Tim Richards Trio for an afternoon of live jazz at The Old Library Bar. Open from 1pm, live jazz @ 5PM. Tim Richards – piano Alex Keen – double bass Daniel Howard – drums

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SUNDAY JAZZ @ THE OLD LIBRARY - TIM RICHARDS TRIO - FREE ENTRY
SUNDAY JAZZ @ THE OLD LIBRARY - TIM RICHARDS TRIO - FREE ENTRY

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18 Jun 2023, 17:00 – 20:00

The Old Library, 116-118 New Cross Rd, London SE14 5BA, UK

About the event

We welcome the Tim Richards Trio for an afternoon of live jazz at The Old Library Bar. 

Bar open from 1pm, live jazz @ 5PM

Tim Richards – piano 

Alex Keen – double bass

Daniel Howard – drums

Local jazz fans are in for a treat when pianist Tim Richards brings his newly reformed trio to Music Room for this gig. The new line-up includes Alex Keen (double bass) and drummer Daniel Howard. 

Tim has been a name on the jazz scene since the 1980s, fronting bands such as Spirit Level, Great Spirit and The Hextet. His trio have entertained audiences from Inverness to Istanbul and have three acclaimed albums out on the 33 Records label. Expect swinging jazz with some quirky twists… a mix of original compositions, blues and standards, including some Monk tunes. 

"Tim Richards... moves with impressive confidence from boiling Latin rhythms to bebop, ballads and even a tinge of gospel, while still retaining his own recognisable style. The cohesion that comes from playing together regularly makes this an impressive band."  Dave Gelly THE OBSERVER

"Swings enough to make you want to kick the cat from the outset...: A wide selection of material... beautifully played and recorded..."  John Critchinson (pianist, Ronnie Scott Quintet) MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

"Tim Richards is the kind of naturally swinging pianist you can never hear too much of... with a lot more drive than you see in most young pianists today. If you didn't know that this was recorded by a British pianist, you'd swear it was an old 1960s session by some hard-swinging, blues-drenched pianist like Billy Taylor, Horace Silver or Gene Harris."  Jerome Wilson CADENCE (USA)

"They sound so American! This new edition of the Richards trio spends much of its time being bluesy and soulful, always letting the groove dominate….Makes for a refreshing change..."  Martin Longley JAZZ REVIEW

"Richards' confident, relaxed playing distils the best of the piano masters of the past... fresh and exciting... genuine jazz magic... a model of suppleness and lyricism..." CITY LIFE Manchester

"The Tim Richards Trio left us in no doubt that the blues is not only the soul but the testosterone in the central thrust of jazz ancient to modern."  JAZZ REVIEWMagazine

"Tim Richards has been a fine pianist on the British scene since the late 1970s - fluently exploring a hard-bop and blues-inflected jazz... played with affection and charm."  John Fordham THE GUARDIAN

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