Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Denis Primett (music)

The Belgian Cafe on Grand Parade is a fine a la carte restaurant, famed for its seafood dishes, which also hosts regular live music. Usually weekly on Friday nights, but with an occasional Sunday afternoon performance, the various musicians tend towards jazz and experimental styles, providing the perfect relaxed sound to accompany your meal. Admission is free and you can either have a meal or just drinks while you listen. However, the Cafe have told me that booking is strongly advised because the Fridays are very popular.

A regular performer at the Cafe is popular jazz saxophonist musician Denis Primett. As well as alto saxophone, he occasionally plays flute and his classic jazz repertoire is influenced by the sound of the American West Coast of the 1950s and 1960s. Similar to the Cool Style, the West Coast musicians often played without a piano or guitar for rhythm and included more unusual instruments such as French horns and tuba. Primett's sound has been likened to that of Paul Desmond, the alto saxophonist who joined Dave Brubeck's quartet in the early 1950s. Desmond wrote and played saxophone on the famous 1959 hit, Take Five.

The Belgian Cafe, Mon 1st April 2013, 13:30.
Fri 12th April 2013, 19:30.
Pop in or call 01323 729967 to book.

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