Playtime with Raymond MacDonald

The Playtime core quartet meet Professor Raymond Macdonald - saxophonist, professor, musical animateur - expect graphical, musical, and conceptual creativity on 26th February!

Playtime with Raymond MacDonald

About Playtime with Raymond MacDonald

Saxophonist Martin Kershaw and guitarist Graeme Stephen founded Playtime with bassist Mario Caribe and drummer Tom Bancroft in 2014 to give them an opportunity to try out new ideas, play new compositions and pay homage to jazz giants.

They've since created a real buzz around the Outhouse in Broughton Street's loft space every second Thursday by presenting informal sessions of superb quality. Tributes have been paid to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny, to name just a few of the heroes whose music the quartet has honoured, and an album of completely free improvisation, showing another side of Playtime, has been released to considerable acclaim.

During lockdown, the quartet has continued its quest for adventure, live-streaming from multiple locations and recently expanding into international sessions. This latest one features someone from closer to home, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and Burt-MacDonald Band saxophonist Raymond MacDonald, whose free improvising style has won admirers in Europe and Australia.

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