Jazz: Brady drums up €10,000 Arts Council support for his new album
Music Network has revealed that drummer Kevin Brady and bass player Ronan Guilfoyle are among the beneficiaries of the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme 2013.
The drummer was awarded €10,000 to record a new album with his trio and guest vocalist Norma Winstone. It will feature original music as well as new arrangements of standards. The bass player received €3,000 to record a series of his new compositions with Dave Binney (saxophone), Chris Guilfoyle (guitar) and Tom Rainey (drums). That's two CDs to look forward to in the near future.
Brady can be heard live on three occasions in the coming week. On Wednesday night he joins Phil Ware and Dave Fleming in JJ Smyth's to back Susannah de Wrixon in a tribute to Blossom Dearie. Expect an entertaining selection of Blossom's witty songs such as When In Rome, Bruce, My Attorney Bernie and Rhode Island Is Famous For You.
After that, the drummer plays two concerts with Randy Ingram, a young American pianist. Together with Dave Redmond (bass), they will appear at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, on Thursday at 8pm and in JJ's next Sunday at 4.30pm.
Ingram has been highly praised by the great Fred Hersch, who wrote that "he plays with finesse, thoughtfulness and passion". He lives in New York, performing with musicians like Ari Hoenig, Ingrid Jensen, Joe LaBarbera and Joe Locke, and has toured Europe and Japan.
His recording debut is The Road Ahead (2009, Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records), and a new CD is due to come out in February.
Zrazy – Maria Walsh (vocals, flute, percussion) and Carole Nelson (piano, sax) – will perform their own songs in the lunchtime slot in the John Field Room at 1.05 pm on Friday.
The versatile duo can also be heard on Sunday afternoons in the Odessa Club.
Speaking of duos, Jim Doherty and Louis Stewart are together again this afternoon in JJ's, playing numbers from their album Tunes and lots more from their vast repertoire.