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 went on to create 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 the Covid pandemic, the quartet has continued its quest for adventure, live-streaming from multiple locations and recently expanding into international sessions with musicians from New York, Amsterdam and London.
This session - a rarity - finds them playing to a live audience and will feature original pieces from their varied and extensive repertoire.
Venue: Pathhead Village Hall, 11 Main St, Pathhead, EH37 5PZ
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