There is a rare chance coming up to catch original Pat Metheny Group bass guitarist Mark Egan on tour. Egan will be appearing in a US-Irish line-up alongside Impossible Gentleman drummer Adam Nussbaum and pianist Cian Boylan in a quartet led by trumpeter Linley Hamilton. Dates, including a Derry Jazz Festival appearance, can be found here.
Appearing at the OddBall Festival in Oxford on 8 June are the Sun Ra Arkestra in their final show on a UK tour and first appearance in Oxford. Hosted by Oxford University Psychedelic Society, the new festival is described as a “cosmic-themed celebration in the spirit of psychedelia,” taking place at the Isis Farmhouse in Oxford. Also on the bill are Tiger Mendoza, Dutty Moonshine (DJ), Rhymeskeemz, Flights of Helios, Jali Fily Cissokho, Fire Healer Drones over Keynham Knobblehead Jeramesa, and many more. Festival website.
From the By Fire EP by Kneebody to be released on Edition in May.
From Partisans’ Nit de Nit to be released by Whirlwind in May.
From Empirical’s double EP Distraction Tactics to be released on 3 May, launching the project at Ronnie Scott’s on 6 May.
Out now on Concord records.
To be released by Intakt on 19 April.
To be released by Edition on 28 May.
To be released by Gondwana on 26 April.
To be released by Sunnyside on 3 May.