ATLANTICUS is a unique British–American musical partnership bringing together two powerfully distinct musical personalities, US saxophonist Peter Fraize and UK organist Terry Seabrook, to explore their common interest in the rich transatlantic heritage of jazz.
PLEASE NOTE: This gig will take place at The Grasshopper, 139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT
Ticket link below
ATLANTICUS draws from the storied tradition of the great Hammond organ groups, with a post–modern sound echoing the ground–breaking organ quartet of Larry Young’s Unity album. The music is mostly original, spanning a stylistic spectrum from the hard bop blowout of the album’s title track ‘Blue Haven’, the modal explorations of ‘That’s What’, the odd–metered boogaloo of ‘Swank’, and the Afro–Cuban reimagining of the Bobby Timmons classic ‘Moanin’’.
Peter and Terry were introduced through a mutual friend and first teamed up for a short UK tour in 2016, recruiting Brighton heavyweights trumpeter Jack Kendon and drummer Milo Fell to round out the lineup. From the very first gig, their immediate and natural musical rapport sealed the transatlantic bonds for what has now become ATLANTICUS. The band delivered exciting high–energy performances to delighted crowds, culminating in a head–turning performance at the Love Supreme festival. Building on that success, the quartet convened once again in the summer of 2018 for a 25–date, month–long tour of the southern UK, playing clubs and festivals from London to Wales.
By the end of their 2018 tour, the band knew it was imperative to go in the studio and document their remarkable chemistry. The result is Blue Haven, featuring nine original compositions by Peter and Terry along with invigorating arrangements of two classic standards. The entire album was recorded in a single day, capturing all the vibe, excitement and groove of the group’s live performances that UK fans have known about since 2016. The band is looking forward to touring in support of the release of this dynamic new recording in the summer of 2022.
Terry Seabrook – organ
Peter Fraize – tenor saxophone
Jack Kendon – trumpet
Milo Fell – drums
This gig will be held at The Grasshopper, 139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT. Please note the 20:00 (8 pm) start time for the foreseeable future
Entry is £13 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £15 on the door (cash or card).Share this event
15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).
(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for over 90% of our gigs, but subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.
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