This month we’ve asked our talented Guest Editor Joel Bell to share his top 4 picks from the Sampler!

29 June, 2017 

Ant Law’s Art Of Rhythm

Ant has been one of the most interesting new players to emerge onto the contemporary jazz scene. The last time I met Ant was at the International Guitar Research Centre at Surrey University, where he was presenting a paper about how he worked on the material he performs with his ‘Art of Rhythm Trio’. I have a soft spot for groups incorporating Indian rhythms having been taught by Indo-Jazz pioneer John Mayer, and this band also features the excellent drummer Asaf Sirkis.

19 June – 20 June, 2017


A slightly nostalgic pick, as I studied for many years at Birmingham Conservatoire. This concert features the excellent piano duo of Kate Hasall and Fumiko Miyachi alongside many other great musicians. Howard Skempton has collaborated twice with us at Club Inegales and the results have always been enjoyable (at times evoking the quirkier side of The Beatles).

20 June, 2017

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

A concert of contemporary works for flute and percussion. I met Gregory previously while we were both working on our doctorates at Brunel University. We both had the pleasure of working with Richard Barrett as our supervisor, who is also featured on my Sampler Soundcloud playlist.

22 June, 2017

Evan Parker

Everyone knows the pioneering free improviser, Evan Parker, but I remember his visit to the club where he sounded closer to Jan Garberek. Undoubtedly the best improviser I’ve ever played with, he possesses the ability to go anywhere at any time, without a moments hesitation. A man truly free of any ghostly presence.