The Art Themen Trio: Dizzy Moods
What we have here is a first-rate trio playing jazz standards by such greats as Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock and Cannonball Adderley. Art Themen is one of the very few totally original and, at the same time, utterly engaging jazz musicians around.
Usually, even with the best, you have some idea of where the improvisation is going, some route from A to B, but Themen will pile up ideas, apparently at random, maybe with the odd outlandish quotation for good measure, and when he’s finished, it all seems to have made sense.
The wonderful organist Pete Whittaker and the superb George Double on drums complete the trio.
“A first-rate trio . . . an excellent set, Themen is one of the very few totally original, utterly engaging jazz musicians around”.
– **** Dave Gelly, The Observer
“Themen, a veteran master now, in such eloquent form”
**** Peter Vacher, Jazzwise
“Boisterous and inventive as ever . . . funky and swinging”
Hi-Fi News and Record Review
“In any other country he’d be regarded as a national treasure”
– Leonard Weinrich, London Jazz News
Art Themen – Saxophone
Pete Whittaker – Organ
George Double – Drums
About Fleece Jazz:
Fleece Jazz is an independent, non-profit association run by a voluntary committee who have been providing modern and contemporary jazz for 28 years. They book talented musicians and jazz bands from the UK and beyond to perform at Stoke by Nayland Resort, providing the perfect backdrop for these cherished and popular events.
Fleece Jazz events are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.