Abbie Finn – Drums
Harry Keeble –Tenor Saxophone
Paul Grainger – Double Bass
The Trio perform regularly around the North-East and further afield. They have featured at the Durham Jazz Festival, Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender and were due to attend Wigan Jazz Festival before lockdown.
In July 2020 they recorded their first album, which is due to be released later in the year. The album comprises of a mix of brand new original music and also some of the band’s favourite songs. They have been described as ‘A masterclass in straight-ahead jazz’ by Russell Corbett for the Northern Echo after their performance at the 2019 Durham Jazz Festival. Lance Liddle from award winning blog BebopSpokenHere said that the band were ‘As good as it gets.’
The band are featured in the October 2020 edition of Jazzwise in an article talking about the North East jazz scene over the covid period. They also featured in the September 2020 edition of the JazzRag magazine.
The album NORTHERN PERSPECTIVE is the culmination of the Trio’s playing together so far, with a distinctive sound emerging whichever of their varied influences is to the fore on a particular piece of music. It reflects the varied influences of the band and their musical relationships. “Northern perspective is an album in homage to the people of the North East of England. We have been welcomed with open arms onto the jazz scene here by audiences and fellow musicians and are extremely grateful. I’m also grateful for the chance to create an album with these two superb musicians. It has been a pleasure.” – Abbie.
Five of the tracks are compositions by members of the band taking in their interest in everything from post-bop/hard bop jazz of the 1960s through afro-cuban and latin rhythms, through to the more contemporary end of the jazz spectrum. The remaining five tracks are Abbie’s arrangements of tunes by Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer through to Chick Corea and Don Grolnick. The trio take a range of influences and through the original compositions, arrangements of standards and flights of improvisation produce a sound that is The Abbie Finn Trio.
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AT THE GLOBE
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