The Don Paterson Situation | Traverse Theatre Edinburgh  | Mon 9th May 2016 Lineup

The Don Paterson Situation

Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh

Monday 9th May 2016

7:45pm til 10:30pm (last entry 8:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

Guitarist and much-decorated poet presents lyrical electric jazz with a team of top talents

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The Don Paterson Situation on Monday 9th May 2016

Though better known as one of the UK’s leading and most decorated poets, Don Paterson has had a second career as guitarist, and moved to London in the mid-80s to join the free-improv scene, where he took lessons with the great Derek Bailey. For twelve years he jointly led the celtic-jazz ensemble ‘Lammas' with the saxophonist Tim Garland, playing classical and 12-string guitars. Over the years he has shared a stage with trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, vibraphone virtuoso Joe Locke, pianist Jason Rebello and many others.

For his new project, he has turned his unusual fingerstyle technique to electric guitar, and will play a mix of new and older compositions influenced by his long-term engagement with jazz, electronic, classical and Celtic music. The band features regular collaborator Steve Hamilton (formerly of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks and currently touring with drumming legend Billy Cobham) on keyboards, along with Euan Burton, of Salt House, on bass and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s Alyn Cosker (drums).

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