Poetry & Lyrics 2017: Play That Thing

09th June 2017 21:30
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Join us in Hall Two to carry on the evening with a performance from Don Paterson with saxophonist and long-time collaborator Tim Garland.

Although Paterson has worked as a writer since the early nineties, he initially left school to pursue a career in music. He moved to London in 1984, took some lessons from the guitarist Derek Bailey, and toured and recorded with Ken Hyder's Talisker, as well as a number of free improvisation groups.

He began to concentrate on classical and twelve-string guitars in the late 1980s, when formed the Celtic-influenced jazz group 'Lammas' with saxophonist and Chick Corea sideman Tim Garland. Before disbanding in the early 2000s, Lammas had toured extensively in Europe and Asia, and recorded five albums, featuring regulars (vocalist) Christine Tobin, (drummer) Mark Fletcher and (accordionist) Karen Street, though over the years the live band featured everyone from Kenny Wheeler and Jason Rebello to Joe Locke.

A new band, ‘The Don Paterson Situation’ – was formed in 2016, and features pianist Steve Hamilton (Billy Cobham, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks), Euan Burton (Jonathan Kreisberg, Salt House) and Alyn Cosker (Tommy Smith, SNJO).

Tim Garland is one of UK’s prolific saxophone players and a world class instrumentalist, having appeared across the country with Lammas and as a sideman.
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