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Jazz at the Golden Lion: the John Donaldson Quartet

Tues 27 March, 8.30pm, the Golden Lion, 116 Sydenham Road SE26 5JX; free
One of the most exciting pianists of British jazz presents his new line-up.

With remarkably little publicity or fuss John Donaldson has emerged as one of Britain’s most exciting contemporary jazz pianists with his own distinctive style.

– Dave Gelly, The Observer.

The album is simply superb, fluent, flowing pianistics set against a busy, energetic polyrhythmic drum and bass support. Altogether a magnificent piano album.

– Chris Yates, Jazz Rag.

One of the great piano players of recent British jazz. A patient, absorbing player by no means averse to building Tyneresque tension and release into his solos, but generally more interested in the subtle melodic and
rhythmic felicities that can be drawn from them. A fine trio album.

– Chris Parker,




Distinctive take on contemporary jazz piano—a bit like McCoy
Tyner with the volume and temperature turned down.


– John Fordham, The Guardian.