A stableload of greatness

Carl Palmer
Carl Palmer

Nine Below Zero & Ben Waters are on The Stables stage this Thursday evening.

NBZ have spent the past three decades pushing an exhilarated mix of blues and rock, and their return to the Wavendon venue is a welcome one.

This time around, they’ll be joined by pianist Ben Waters, who has spent three years with The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts.

In fact, that union also appeared at the venue a couple of years back.

Projections: Of Miles perform the music of legendary jazz star Mr Davis, and the decidedly tasty line-up features trumpeter Jay Phelps, alto-saxophonist Logan Richardson and tenor Soweto Kinch.

Musicality in its finest form, then, on Friday night from 8pm.

Think Floyd tickets for Saturday night are all gone, but they are still selling for renowned drummer Carl Palmer, founding member of not only Emerson, Lake and Palmer, but also Asia.

Sunday’s show – part of The Twist of The Wrist tour – is a multimedia experience combining music and video projection.

On Stage 2, The Old Dance School will give you a dance-floor full of ear-bending contemporary folk.

Nashville-born and New York based singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell is up on Monday.

The country ace put out her first elpee of original stuff for eight years last Autumn and tackled themes already familiar to her fans – home, memory, loss, longing and hope.

The M&M Tour with the Maz O’Connor Trio and Jamie Smith’s Mabon are Tuesday’s attraction.

The special double-header melds together Mabon’s blistering live act with Cumbrian singer songwriter Maz.

Both ensembles have accumulated a wealth of yummy critical acclaim, but we’ll give you just one, for Mabon.

Sometimes, just one word is enough, and The Financial Times reckons so: ‘Stratospheric!’ reckoned one scribe. Enjoy a little pleasure with the early week session of taut playability.

Last up for this week, and it’s Sax Appeal, five of the finest saxophonists in the UK, cutting loose with an evening of jazz, blues and funk on Wednesday.

Call for tickets on MK 280800.