Kevin Brady / Bill Carrothers / Dave Redmond - Live in Cork
Drummer Kevin Brady will perform with his Internationally acclaimed trio featuring U.S. pianist Bill Carrothers & Irish Bassist Dave Redmond at The Crane Lane Theatre on Tuesday 20th of November, the concert will also feature special guest Paul Dunlea on Trombone.
Brady has many years of experience playing with some of the World’s leading exponents of jazz & improvised music. He has performed and recorded with Internationally renowned musicians such as: Lage Lund (Guitar), Jason Rebello (Piano),Brian Charette (Hammond Organ), Peter Bernstein (Guitar), Seamus Blake (Sax), Norma Winstone (Vocals), Pee Wee Ellis (Sax), Larry Coryell (Guitar), Nir Felder (Guitar), Perico Sambeat (Sax), Ian Shaw (Vocals), John Ruocco (Clarinet), Ronnie Cuber (Sax), Bobby Watson (Sax), Randy Ingram (Piano) Ulf Wakenius (Guitar) and Anders Bergcrantz (Trumpet).. He has also supported and performed on double-bill concerts with acts such as; Kurt Elling, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Andrew Hill, Swedish piano trio EST & Soul legend Gil-Scott Heron.
Bill Carrothers is quite exceptional in this setting, having recorded with many acclaimed trios. Performing & Recording with luminaries such as Gary Peacock, Billy Higgins, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller. He recently performed a sell – out residency at the prestigious jazz club – The Village Vanguard. More recently he has been nominated for a French Gramophone Award for his latest solo album release entitled ‘ Excelsior ‘ a collection of improvised piano pieces.
Dave Redmond is one of the most in demand Bassists in Ireland, having performed with visiting artists such as Bob Dorough, Keith Copeland, Dave Leibman, Jason Rigby, Bobby Wellins, Guy Barker, Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth, Scott Hamilton, and Jim Mullen. He has performed at numerous festivals and clubs throughout the World such as Ronnie Scotts and Pizza Express (London).
Brady formed the trio in 2006 with the clear aim of creating and producing new contemporary jazz and the impact of this was immediate. Their performances have been critically acclaimed for their dynamism and musicality. Since then, Brady, Carrothers & Redmond have toured regularly and consolidated their worldwide reputation as a compelling live act.
The trio have travelled widely and won the appreciation of discerning jazz audiences in the USA, Europe,Asia and their double-bill performance with Kurt Elling in the Azores. There performances were captured on their debut CD release entitled Common Ground in 2007,after many lauded performances they released their second album entitled Zeitgeist with Fresh Sounds New Talent Record label in 2009.
The album attracted enthusiastic reviews and became instantly popular with jazz radio broadcasters. In 2016, The trio released their latest studio album entitled ‘Ensam’, the record features original compositions by Brady and remarkable reworkings and performances of standards such as The Night we called it a Day sung by ECM recording artist Norma Winstone.
Chicago Reader, U.S.A. ****
‘The Kevin Brady Trio achieve a stunning equilibrium; The group move as one’ – contributed by Peter Margasak
Tuesday 20th November
The Crane Lane Theatre
Published on 17 July 2018