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Kind of Larkin

A celebration of Philip Larkinís love of jazz from the Dave Batchelor Quintet with special guest, David Hayman

This event took place on Wed 14 March
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Philip Larkin, jazz-lover as well as poet, worked as a jazz critic during the 1960s and his reviews and writings on the development of jazz over the decades reflect on his role as reviewer as well as on the music, as his true feelings about modern jazz seep through. His sometimes controversial opinions are eloquently and often humorously expressed. This event brings together readings from Larkinís prose writings and some of his jazz inspired poems by the acclaimed Scottish actor David Hayman, with jazz accompaniments to the readings from the Dave Batchelor Quintet, including leading Scottish poet Don Paterson on guitar Ė an unmissable evening for jazz and poetry lovers alike.

Dave Batchelor - Trombone and vocals
Don Paterson - Guitar
Keith Edwards - Saxophones
Ed Kelly - Double Bass
Tom Gordon - Drums

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