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Quad Squad

Quad Squad

New jass quartet: Quad Squad

This Sunday, 13 October, a new quartet ‘Quad Squad’ will be playing jazz from 2.30 to 5pm in Teddy’s Beach Diner at Azur Marina Pavilion. The gig marks the start of saxophonist Lynda Murray’s residency at the Azur.

Quad Squad are Lynda Murray (alto sax), Adrian York (keyboards), Paul Whitten (double bass) and Dave Trigwell (drums).

Adrian York is a session musician, musical director, songwriter and record producer for artists as diverse as Mari Wilson, Ronny Jordan, Seal, Shirley Bassey, Jimmy Ruffin, cabaret star Barb Jungr, award-winning jazz singer Ian Shaw, Girltalk and Working Week. He has also built a career as a media composer with many credits in TV, radio and commercials, including BBC1 drama Down To Earth and ITV’s Nigella and Saturday Cooks.

On double bass is Paul Whitten, last seen in St Leonards at the Kino-Teatr’s sold-out concert playing with Milestones. They played the whole of Miles Davis’ seminal album, All Blues, plus compositions by Terry Seabrook. Paul also played with Chet Baker when he was living in Paris.

Dave Trigwell is featured on drums. An in-demand sideman and session musician, he has also toured the world with Terry Callier.

Lynda Murray last played in St Leonards at Mamma Putts Afro/Caribbean Restaurant with guitarist Deidre Cartwight). She worked with John Stevens (drums) in the early 80’s and numerous quartets in East Sussex since the 90’s.

Her last public quartet appearance in Hastings was for Stade Saturday a couple of years ago when about 100 people sat in deckchairs wrapped in blankets on a very windy evening to hear her play. She will now be appearing regularly at the Azur where this weekend’s concert marks the start of her residency.

Any musicians who want to bring their horn or voice to the Azur and sit in on a jazz standard are welcome, she says.


Posted 12:54 Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 In: Music & Sound

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