Atlanticus – Transatlantic Jazz Album Tour
Thursday 7th July 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
ATLANTICUS! A British-American musical jazz quartet led by US saxophonist Peter Fraize and UK organist Terry Seabrook, drawing on the tradition of the great Hammond organ groups blended with a postmodern sound perform at The Hampstead Jazz Club, as part of a nationwide tour to showcase their new album “Blue Haven”.
Enjoy night of music ranging from original pieces with a hard-bop contemporary sound to the Afro-Cuban reimagining of the jazz classic ‘Moanin‘.
Peter and Terry first teamed up with trumpeter Jack Kendon and drummer Milo Fell for a short UK tour in 2016 and then for a longer one in 2018 culminating in a head-turning performance at the Love Supreme festival. They are now touring to promote their new album “Blue Haven“- featuring nine original compositions and arrangements of two classic standards.
ATLANTICUS is a unique British-American musical partnership bringing together two powerfully distinct musical personalities, US saxophonist Peter Fraize and UK organist Terry Seabrook, to explore their common interest in the rich transatlantic heritage of jazz.
Steeped in Tradition, looking Forward ATLANTICUS draws from the storied tradition of the great Hammond organ groups with a postmodern sound, echoing the ground-breaking organ quartet of Larry Young’s Unity album. The music is mostly original, spanning a stylistic spectrum from the hard bop blowout of the album’s title track ‘Blue Haven’, the modal explorations of ‘That’s What’, the odd-metered boogaloo of ‘Swank’, and the Afro-Cuban reimagining of the Bobby Timmons classic ‘Moanin‘’.
Instant Connection through dynamic performances, Peter and Terry were introduced through a mutual friend and first teamed up for a short UK tour in 2016, recruiting Brighton heavyweights trumpeter Jack Kendon and drummer Milo Fell to round out the lineup. From the very first gig, their immediate and natural musical rapport sealed the transatlantic bonds for what has now become ATLANTICUS.
The band delivered exciting high energy performances to delighted crowds, culminating in a head-turning performance at the Love Supreme festival. Building on that success, the quartet convened once again in the summer of 2018 for a 25-date, month-long tour of the southern UK, playing clubs and festivals from London to Wales.
By the end of their 2018 tour, the band knew it was imperative to go in the studio and document their remarkable chemistry. The result is “Blue Haven”, featuring nine original compositions by Peter and Terry along with invigorating arrangements of two classic standards. The entire album was recorded in a single day, capturing all the vibe, excitement and groove of the group’s live performances that UK fans have known about since 2016. The band is looking forward to touring in support of the release of this dynamic new recording in the summer of 2022.
“Washington DC-based tenorman Fraize turned some heads on his recent visit to the UK’s South Coast, especially with his appearance at Love Supreme Festival...” –Eddie Myer, Jazzviews.net
“Fraize’s commanding tenor tears it up… and what a sense of time!” –
“Seabrook has been touring extensively with this band and it shows. Audiences have liked their music and it’s easy to see why.” – Jazzwise.com, review of Sketches of Miles
Saxophone – Peter Fraize
Trumpet – Jack Kendon
Drums – Milo Fell
Organ – Terry Seabrook
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm