Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Peter Fairman's Pictures from 2014 September/December

One of the joys of the club is that customers help. Peter Fairman attends most gigs, and discreetly takes flashless photographs. We have used them on our Facebook page, but we thought that it would be good to start a chronicle of pictures for each gig.

Click on the pictures below to see a high resolution version. These are all Copyright © Peter Fairman
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Ian Shaw - 19 December 2014 Brilliant as always, Ian was accompanied by Jamie Safirudden. click for hires image Ian and Jamie
click for hires image Ian Shaw click for hires image Jamie Safirudden
click for hires image Listening click for hires image Ian
click for hires image Jamie click for hires image All rigged and ready...
Sarah Jane Morris - 12 December 2014
A force of nature comes to Fleece Jazz
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sarah Jane Morris click for hires image Tim Cansfield
click for hires image Tony Remy click for hires image Henry Thomas
click for hires image The band from a different angle click for hires image Now in black and white, Sarah Jane Morris
click for hires image Time Cansfield click for hires image Tony Remy
click for hires image Henry Thomas Peter really likes black and white.
Gilad Atzmon's Power Cats - 5 December 2014
Our photographer, Peter Fairman, says "What a gig last night WOW !!! "Power Cats" is certainly the correctly chosen group name.It was a Powerhouse !! Full of energy Gilad s usual energy , driving force and strong personality is always infectious to other members of any group he is playing in or leading.Last night was certainly no exception.Both Ross and Enzo were lifted and came on really strong. Even the Ballads were strong and powerful with depth yet delicate too. Amazing stuff."
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Gilad Atzmon click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Enzo Zirilli click for hires image A different angle on the band
click for hires image Gilad click for hires image A great shot of the three instruments.
click for hires image Gilad black and white click for hires image Gilad white and black
click for hires image A happy Enzo Zirilli Actually, Enzo always seems happy.
Jim Mullen's Organ Trio - 28 November 2014
Our photographer, Peter Fairman, says, "an exceptional jazz evening with replacement at short notice of Ross Stanley on Organ. How these great musicians just fit in at short notice and play as though they have played together for years always amazes me. What true talent !! Well done Jim , Matt and Ross and thank you for a good evening."
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Jim Mullen click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Matt Skelton click for hires image The band showing the B3 console
click for hires image Jim's Thumb click for hires image Ross's hands: feet are on the bass bar.
click for hires image Matt soloing click for hires image The band from another angle
click for hires image Jim
Katya Gorrie: The Moscow Drug Club - 21 November 2014
Caberet at its best with Katya and the band. Denny, Andy and Mirek were backing singers as well as instrumentalists, and there were surprise musicians.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Katya Gorrie click for hires image Denny Ilett
click for hires image Mirek Salmon click for hires image Andy Crowdy
click for hires image Jonny Bruce click for hires image Katya having fun
click for hires image Mirek on Bandoneon click for hires image Andy on trombone, Denny on bass. Who knew?
Paul Baxter's EYESHUTIGHT Trio - 14 November 2014
This superb young trio gave us a great gig. Excellent writing and playing.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Paul Baxter click for hires image Johnnie Tomlinson
click for hires image Kristoffer Wright click for hires image The band from another angle
click for hires image Paul enjoying Johnnie's solo click for hires image Concentration while listening
click for hires image Johnnie click for hires image Paul
click for hires image Kris
Tim Richards' Hextet - 7 November 2014
Thoughtful, exciting music from a great sextet
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Tim Richards click for hires image Dick Pearce
click for hires image Ed Jones click for hires image Ralph Wyld
click for hires image Peter Ibbetson click for hires image Dominic Howles
click for hires image The band from a different angle (sorry, Dominic) click for hires image Tim talking
click for hires image Ed Jones click for hires image Dick Pearce
Partisans - 31 October 2014
All reports are of a wonderful gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Phil Robson click for hires image Julian Seigal
click for hires image Thaddeus Kelly click for hires image Gene Calderazzo
click for hires image Wish I was there.
Jazz at the Movies - 24 October 2014
A lovely show: some jazz, all good music, great singer, fine band.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Joanna Eden click for hires image Chris Ingham
click for hires image Alan Barnes on tenor click for hires image Andy Brown
click for hires image George Double click for hires image Chris presenting
click for hires image Joanna click for hires image Alan on clarinet
click for hires image The band from a different angle, hiding George. A very popular show. They will be back.
Damon Brown's International Quintet - 17 October 2014

Two great debuts from Fredrik Carlquist and Adam King. A beautiful gig.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Damon Brown click for hires image Fredrik Carlquist
click for hires image Leon Greening click for hires image Adam King
click for hires image Matt Skelton click for hires image Full frontal band
click for hires image Damon talking to Matt click for hires image Carl soloing
click for hires image Leon listening Everybody played their asses off, as Peter King would say.
Sarah Moule - 10 October 2014
Brilliant evocations of superb lyrics and music.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sarah Moule click for hires image Simon Wallace
click for hires image Mick Hutton click for hires image Paul Robinson
click for hires image The band Again click for hires image Sarah
Ben Crosland's Threeway - 3 October 2014
Thankfully, Peter Fairman is back to chronicle this wonderful gig. Three masters: Ben Crosland on bass, Steve Lodder on piano and keys, Steve Waterman on trumpet and flugel.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Ben Crosland click for hires image Steve Lodder
click for hires image Steve Waterman click for hires image A view from the other side of the stage
click for hires image Ben, fingers to fast to focus click for hires image Steve on flugel
click for hires image Other Steve on piano click for hires image Just the trumpet
click for hires image Steve Lodder just listening.
Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio - 26 September 2014
People left this gig with comments like "superb evening", "great gig", and comments about the musicians and the music.

Hopefully, Peter Fairman will be back next week, and we can get better pics than I can make.

click for hires image The band
click for hires image Dennis Rollins with cup mute click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Pedro Segundo click for hires image Dennis mute free
click for hires image Pedro and Dennis sharing percussion Delightful gig. They will be back.
Sarah Gillespie - 19 September 2014
Peter will be back to take photos next week. Meanwhile, my feable efforts for Sarah's wonderful gig will have to suffice.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sarah Gillespie click for hires image Tom Cawley
click for hires image Ben Bastin click for hires image Enzo Zirilli
click for hires image The band again
Alec Dankworth's World Spirit - 12 September 2014
Sorry about the poor quality photos (Peter Fairman was not there, so I did it.
A delicious gig. Emily was a surprise, and a delightful one.
click for hires image World Spirit
click for hires image Alec Dankworth click for hires image Emily Dankworth
click for hires image Ben Castle click for hires image Paul Clarvis
click for hires image The World Trio And Peter is away next week too!. I will try to do better.
Dylan Howe's Subterranean featuring Andy Sheppard - 5 September 2014
Stunning gig, with wonderful playing, amazing music which was proper jazz, but true to the spirit of the Bowie material. An excellent start to what should be a hugely successful tour.
click for hires image The band and the visuals
click for hires image Dylan Howe click for hires image Andy Sheppard on tenor
click for hires image Ross Stanley click for hires image Steve Lodder
click for hires image Dave Whitford click for hires image Andy on soprano
click for hires image The band from another angle. A gig to stand in the memory