Thursday 19th September 2019 9pm
£3 on the door
For the first time at Number 39 it will be a pleasure to welcome Stuart McCallum to our stage to play solo acoustic and electric guitar.
A guitarist of considerable facility and creativity, Stuart McCallum rose to prominence playing with the Cinematic Orchestra on Ma Fleur and Live at the Albert Hall, but it is with his own music that confirms his reputation as one of the most vital, creative and soulful guitarists of his generation.
Tonight he will play tracks from his latest release, the solo acoustic guitar EP, Solitude, where he explores the subtleties and emotive nuances of the acoustic guitar in a breathtakingly beautiful and exciting way. Using a variety of tunings, loop pedals and electronic effects Stuart conjures up dramatic soundcsapes, percussive sounds and beautiful melodies - think John Martyn jamming with Burial.
"The music suggests the feel of the Cinematic Orchestra, Brian Eno and In a Silent Way-era Miles Davis." - The Guardian
"Simple, understated and hypnotic he had the audience locked in and silent.Living proof that less is more." - Jez Nelson, Jazz on 3, BBC Radio 3
"Guitarist Stuart McCallum's compositions are exemplary of everything that is exciting about new British jazz." - Jazzwise, UK
There's much more to be seen and heard on the Stuart McCallum website.
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