The Beat Goes On
Sarah, Trudy Kerr, Simon Wallace and Geoff Gascoyne have a new joint project, The Beat Goes On encompassing the music that inspired the Beat poets and songs inspired by them. Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and the Beatles all drew inspiration from the freewheeling style of Jack Kerouac and the 1950s Greenwich Village ‘Beats’ and their songs feature alongside some of the super-hip jazz of the era. Sarah, Trudy, Simon and Geoff have all worked closely with 94 year old Bob Dorough and the late, great Fran Landesman, two key figures on the 1950s New York scene whose razor-sharp lyrics perfectly complement the hep vocalese of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross in a set which takes a joyful look at the legacy of the Beats. They premiered the collection at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2017 and their next performance is at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho on Saturday 10th February.