Archive for January, 2019

Plaza Real : The Music of Weather Report

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events', Music

Bassist Barry Donohue leads ‘Plaza Real’, a band dedicated to playing the music of 70/80’s jazz fusion group Weather Report. Expect trance inducing grooves, high energy explosive solo sections, some filthy grooves, mellow open simmering passages, bouncy grooves, balls-to-the-wall rock-outs, soaring melodies, sexy grooves, outer-space grooves, melodies again! Many many beautiful melodies played on top of mostly open and interactive groove based passages. This is a really exciting project for Barry, as it pays tribute to a very special moment in his life – the moment his father Frank gifting him with ‘Heavy Weather’, one of Weather Report’s most highly regarded albums, featuring Jaco Pastorius on electric bass. That album made a man-bass-player out of an innocent 13-year-old Barry. He is joined by good friends and exceptional musicians Chris Engel on soprano sax, Darragh William O’Ceallaigh on synths and many forms of the piano Shane O’Donovan on drums Eamonn Cagney on percussion Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 10e

Nigel Mooney’s Organ Failure

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980’s, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. A self-taught musician, Mooney was influenced by the blues from an early age and his hard-bop style of guitar playing is expressive and melodic with a bluesy groove. He possesses a warm and rich tenor voice and has an almost flawless sense of pitch. He plays tribute to Grant Green on the anniversary of his death (June 6, 1935 – January 31, 1979) an American jazz guitarist and composer. Recording prolifically and mainly for Blue Note Records as both leader and sideman, Green performed in the hard bop, soul jazz, bebop, and Latin-tinged idioms throughout his career. Critics Michael Erlewine and Ron Wynn write, “A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar … Green’s playing is immediately recognizable – perhaps more than any other guitarist.”[2] Critic Dave Hunter described his sound as “lithe, loose, slightly bluesy and righteously groovy”.[3] He often performed in an organ trio, a small group with an organ and drummer

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Graham Heaney Quartet

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events', Music

Original compositions with an emphasis on improvisation along with new takes on some well known material.

Luke Dunford; Piano Graham Heaney; Bass Tadhg Leahy; Guitar Matthew Jacobson; Drums

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Soul Foolishness

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events', Music

Soul Foolishness is a Jazz/Blues/Soul band playing original compositiona and slicked up soul covers They are: Lee of the Meehans on guitar & vocals Dave of the Redmonds on bass Shane of the Donovans on percussions Darragh of the Kellys on keys/synths Doors 9.30 Music 10 Entry 10e

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