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  • Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021

    Sixteen Tons! The Cosimo Matassa Project

    £17.50

     

    YOU GAVE THEM A STANDING OVATION AT LAST YEAR’S GIG! Yes, we know this seldom happens at the Club. Therefore it gives great pleasure in welcoming back the amazing Cosimo Matassa Project, who are a collection of London musicians working to conjure up the unique rhythm ‘n’ blues flavours that emerged from New Orleans in the late 1940s and early 1950s. At the core of the band are pianist and arranger Al ‘Dente’ Dunn (Loudon Wainwright / Richard Thompson), singer and double bassist Dai Price (Dai & The Ramblers) and drummer Roy Pfeffer (The Big Smoke Family). They’re often joined by guest musicians from London’s Rhythm & Blues scene, and members of their collective have played with the likes of Allen Toussaint, James Hunter and Van Morrison. Over recent years the band have become regulars on the Rhythm & Blues and Jazz circuit, gigging around the top London clubs including Ronnie Scott’s in Soho.

    The entire project is born out of respect for the artists who passed through Cosimo Matassa’s studios, a real love for the music and a desire to summon up the sheer joy that pervades all of Cosimo’s recordings. Playing tunes by well-known artists from that era such as Fats Domino and Big Joe Turner, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Tennessee Ford including his big hit ‘Sixteen Tons’ and Tami Lynn.

    Admission £17.50 via prior reservation only