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Dave Holdsworth’s New Brew

Monday 20 July 2020 8pm Exeter Phoenix

Buy Tickets £12 adv. £10 student. No booking fee. Tickets available in person from Exeter Phoenix box office. £14 door.

Some years ago Dave Holdsworth was a constant if somewhat underrated presence in jazz, playing and recording with many of the prominent names on the scene – Mike Westbrook, Chris McGregor, Tony Oxley, Mike Osborne, Harry Miller and Lianne Carroll amongst others. He seemed to disappear slightly, having moved to Devon, but our loss was the West Country’s gain and he kept in view with Westbrook’s configurations. Surprising it hasn’t happened before, but his debut album as leader, Wodji, was only released in 2018 and as a result, he has been promoting it through performances with his band, New Brew.

As well as Dave on trumpet, New Brew features Alan Wakeman on soprano sax, some soulful alto from Exeter based saxophonist Roz Harding and a driving momentum from bassist Marcus Vergette and drummer Coach York, who work closely in tandem, seemingly intuitively.

“Holdsworth is really one of our best trumpeters, with a firm round and endless melodicism.” Richard Williams “Melody Maker”