Lorraine Baker's Eden

Thu Nov 29 2018

8:00 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square London N16 8AZ

£11.00

All Ages

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Lorraine Baker - drums
Paul Michael - electric bass
John Turville - piano
Binker Golding - Tenor saxophone

Lorraine Baker is a drummer, percussionist and bandleader. Originally from Kent, she started playing the drums for a local swing band when she was 14 years old. She gained a great deal of valuable experience here and went on to graduate from Trinity Laban with First Class Honours in 2009.

Lorraine is embarking on an 19 date UK tour funded by Arts Council England to support the launch of her debut album “Eden,” released on independent jazz label Spark!, and funded by the Jazz Services Recording Support Scheme along with a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

Inspiration for this album came from a unique experience, when Lorraine gained the opportunity to perform the Don Cherry tune “Guinea” with international bassist Dave Holland, who had played and recorded with Ed Blackwell himself. Lorraine has always admired the dance-like quality of Blackwell’s playing, and has crafted her latest project with the drums at the centre, re-arranging tunes that Blackwell famously played and adding exciting modern compositional twists. Tracks include ‘Dakar Dance;’ a drum-heavy, infectious riff-based tune, ‘Thumbs Up;’ a raw fusion of progressive rock and afro groove, and ‘Blues Connotation;’ with an agitated, edgy introduction exploding into hard driving swing.

Critically acclaimed pianist and mentor Liam Noble features on the album, who will be replaced by the award winning John Turville for the tour. Lorraine’s lifelong musical partner Paul Michael features heavily on electric bass and the quartet is completed by virtuosic saxophonist Binker Golding.

Lorraine has performed at many prestigious venues including Tokyo Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Royal Albert Hall amongst many more, as well as recording at Maida Vale studios and for BBC Radio 4. She has performed a series of gigs with accomplished vocalist Christine Tobin and her band, featuring Gilad Altzmon. She features on Christine’s latest recording, ‘Pelt.’

 

“Lorraine has a magical quality in her playing which is perhaps the rarest of all things musical.” Jeff Williams - Drummer/composer/educator

"I had a wonderful time playing with Lorraine Baker while recently in London. She swings hard and plays in a style deeply rooted in the tradition of the great drummers of jazz." - Gary Smulyan - award winning NY based baritone saxophonist

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Lorraine Baker's Eden

Thu Nov 29 2018 8:00 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club London
Lorraine Baker's Eden

£11.00 All Ages

Lorraine Baker - drums
Paul Michael - electric bass
John Turville - piano
Binker Golding - Tenor saxophone

Lorraine Baker is a drummer, percussionist and bandleader. Originally from Kent, she started playing the drums for a local swing band when she was 14 years old. She gained a great deal of valuable experience here and went on to graduate from Trinity Laban with First Class Honours in 2009.

Lorraine is embarking on an 19 date UK tour funded by Arts Council England to support the launch of her debut album “Eden,” released on independent jazz label Spark!, and funded by the Jazz Services Recording Support Scheme along with a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

Inspiration for this album came from a unique experience, when Lorraine gained the opportunity to perform the Don Cherry tune “Guinea” with international bassist Dave Holland, who had played and recorded with Ed Blackwell himself. Lorraine has always admired the dance-like quality of Blackwell’s playing, and has crafted her latest project with the drums at the centre, re-arranging tunes that Blackwell famously played and adding exciting modern compositional twists. Tracks include ‘Dakar Dance;’ a drum-heavy, infectious riff-based tune, ‘Thumbs Up;’ a raw fusion of progressive rock and afro groove, and ‘Blues Connotation;’ with an agitated, edgy introduction exploding into hard driving swing.

Critically acclaimed pianist and mentor Liam Noble features on the album, who will be replaced by the award winning John Turville for the tour. Lorraine’s lifelong musical partner Paul Michael features heavily on electric bass and the quartet is completed by virtuosic saxophonist Binker Golding.

Lorraine has performed at many prestigious venues including Tokyo Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Royal Albert Hall amongst many more, as well as recording at Maida Vale studios and for BBC Radio 4. She has performed a series of gigs with accomplished vocalist Christine Tobin and her band, featuring Gilad Altzmon. She features on Christine’s latest recording, ‘Pelt.’

 

“Lorraine has a magical quality in her playing which is perhaps the rarest of all things musical.” Jeff Williams - Drummer/composer/educator

"I had a wonderful time playing with Lorraine Baker while recently in London. She swings hard and plays in a style deeply rooted in the tradition of the great drummers of jazz." - Gary Smulyan - award winning NY based baritone saxophonist

Lorraine Baker's Eden

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TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com