As a feature for this month’s programme, we welcome the return of Larry Bartley and the Just Us quartet. The suite of songs written by Larry recording the events and history of slavery out of British sea ports is a phenomenal piece of work.
Larry Bartley is a bassist/composer who has been a staple of the London and International jazz scene as a side man and as a leader. His debut album, ALONG THIS WAY was nominated for BEST NEW WORK in the 2003 BBC JAZZ AWARDS. Larry has played and recorded with various bands, including Bennie Maupin, Marc Cary, Jerry Dammers SpaJal AKA Orchestra,
Unsurprisingly for such a stellar line-up with an imaginative lyrical bass like Larry, this is a classy band, playing music from their recording ‘Beauty in the Hideous’. And it’s a band which many of our fans here have been requesting for months!
Line Up: Ed Jones & Tony Kofi - saxes, Larry Bartley – bass & Rod Youngs - drums