Eleanor Arms Deirdre Cartwright Quartet

Saturday, 14th May 2011
8:00 pmto11:00 pm

Deirdre Cartwright Guitar
Steve Lodder Keyboards
Alison Rayner Bass
Winston Clifford  Drums

My quartet with long term collaborators Steve, Alison and Winston. An eclectic set from 70’s funky shuffles and jazz swing, original compositions to a bit of high octane fusion.

Eleanor Arms
460 Old Ford Road
Bow
London E3 5JP

Doors 8pm Music 9pm

Adm £7
CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011

Piano Steve Lodder
‘Lodder is both an improvisor of originality and a musical thinker of erudition and depth’ The Guardian

Highly regarded sideman for many International and London musicians including Andy Sheppard, Naná Vasconcelos, George Russell’s “Living Time” orchestra, Sarah Jane Morris, John Harle, Carla Bley, Mônica Vasconcelos. He was also musial associate with Paul McCartney and the musical arranger for Zappatistas, Originally a Cambridge organ scholar he has played church organ on projects with Mark Ramsden and Asaf Sirkis and written a highly regarded book on Stevie Wonder

Bass  Alison Rayner
“With her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability – clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.” Digby Fairweather

She has worked with such jazz luminaries as guitar legend Tal Farlow and New York jazz poet Jayne Cortez, and in addition to jazz has played a diverse range of music from funk and soul to Afro-Cuban, Balkan and Greek fusion.

Drummer Winston Clifford is one of Britain’s leading jazz drummers combining sensitivity with driving grooves. He has worked with  Archie Shepp, Joe Lovano, Bobby Watson, Carmen Lundy, Monty Alexander, Birelli Lagrene, Freddie Hubbard, Courtney Pine and Andy Sheppard amongst many others.