Meshell Ndegeocello and The Bad Plus for Innervisions Fest at Under The Bridge


Chelsea music venue, Under the Bridge, will play host to several essential dates as part of next month's 10-day Innervisions festival. These include hyperactive Japanese jazz crew Soil & 'Pimp' Sessions who unleash there high-intensity take on post-bop (5 July), followed closely by the revamped US trio The Bad Plus (above right) who appear with newly recruited pianist Orrin Evans alongside original bass and drum dynamos Reid Anderson and Dave King (6 July). And former James Brown trombonist Fred Wesley and his hard-grooving band, The New J.B.'s, also appears (7 July).

There's also a chance to hear hugely acclaimed bassist/singer songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello (top left) perform songs from her sublime new covers album, Ventriloquism, which features spellbinding downtempo takes on songs by Prince, TLC, George Clinton, Janet Jackson and Sade (11 July).

Further Innervisions dates include Incognito (Roundhouse, 7 July); Moonchild/Alpha Mist/Eris Lau (KOKO, 6 July); Lalah Hathaway (KOKO, 8 July); Bugge Wesseltoft/Henrik Schwarz/Dan Burglund (Union Chapel, 5 July); Christian McBride's New Jawn (Union Chapel, 12 July); Janet Key & Carroll Thompson (Under The Bridge, 14 July) and Werkha + Richard Spaven Trio (100 Club, 10 July).

Mike Flynn

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