Organs and flamenco

First a reminder that this early evening’s Free Jazz session in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall foyer bar will not be Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio. But the good news for lovers of jazz organ is that that instrument will still feature. The player is Ross Stanley, and with him are Andrew Bain and Percy Pursglove. Starting time is 5.30pm, the music runs till 7pm, and it’s the entrance which is free, not the jazz.

Not jazz tomorrow, but a certain affinity. It wasn’t just Miles Davis’s and Chick Corea’s affections for Spain that drew jazz and flamenco together – there is a certain fellow feeling in the improvisatory spirit, too. And the same goes for tango. So a heads-up for Tanguisimo, a double-bill featuring the Uruguayan tango singer Jose-Luis Barreto and the French pianist Stephane Spira, along with flamenco dancer Ana Garcia and the band Asin. They are all at the CBSO Centre in Berkley Street tomorrow from 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 from 0121 780 3333 or here. And there is more about this here.

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