Wednesday 28th June 2017
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Trombonist for Bellowhead, Lokkhi Terra and Dele Sosimi’s Afro-Beat Orchestra, promotes his debut Afro-Jazz album ‘No Confusion’. JUSTIN THURGUR trombone, GRAEME FLOWERS trumpet, KISHON KHAN piano/Rhodes/organ, SUMAN JOSHI double bass, ORESTE NODA congas & TANSAY OMAR drums - Justin Thurgur is most known as the trombonist from the seminal folk group Bellowhead, for over twenty years however he has also been at the heart of the world music scene in Britain, particularly as the right hand man of former Fela and Femi Kuti keyboardist Dele Sosimi and with his long term collaboration with Kishon Khan. A defining feature of Thurgur’s career has been a commitment to the idea of sharing and shared musical communication, breaking down borders and creating music that celebrates commonality.
‘No Confusion’ is Thurgur’s first release under his own name and is a true representation of this ideal. It combines his early love for the jazz of Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Coltrane, Lee Morgan, et al with his own musical journey. That journey has seen Thurgur working with the cream of the world music community both in London and further afield, alongside his work with Sosimi and Khan, Thurgur has worked with the likes of Tony Allen, Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project, Giraldo Piloto, Julito Padron, Changuito, Tony Kofi, Bukky Leo, Wara, Osvaldo Chacon, Baby Akhtar, Rob Fakir, The Selecter and The Levellers. “Border breaking communication.......deftly celebrates our commonality.” 4/5 – Jane Cornwell, Evening Standard
"Perfection does not exist, but with this album Justin Thurgur and his mates are coming dangerously close to it." Philippe de Cleen - damusic.be.
McMullen Real Ales and a variety of world beers, delicious wines, spirits and classic cocktails