Historic Guests Roll Call

Black Top full Guest line up: 

Saturday 28th November 2015 – Jazz UK Festival Far go Village,Coventry: Black Top #25:

Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson with special guest: Cleveland Watkiss – Voice.

Wednesday 18th November 2015 – Cafe Oto: Black Top #24:

Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson with special guest: Evan Parker – Tenor/Soprano Sax.

Wednesday 30th September 2015 – Vortex Jazz Club: Black Top #23:

Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson with special guests The Magic Science Quartet –                               Marshall Allen – Alto Sax, Henry Grimes – Double Bass/Violin, Avreeayl Ra (drums), KA (piano).

Sunday 28th June 2015 1st Freedom: The Art of Improvisation Festival: Black Top #22:                         Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson with special guests Roland Ramanan – Trumpet,                                 Rachel Musson – sax, Cleveland Watkiss – Voice, Otto Williams – Bass, Mark Mondesir – Drums.

Sunday 24th May 2015 Bath Festival. Black Top #21:                                                                                     Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson with special guests Beibei Wang – Perc,                                                  Phillip Achille – Harmonica.

Thursday 20 November 2014 Café Oto.  Black Top #20:                                                                               Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson with special guests Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass),                                   Phillip Achille (harmonica) & Mark Mondesir (drums)

Wednesday 19th November 2014 Café Oto. Black Top #19:                                                                        Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson with special guests Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass),                                  Phillip Achille (harmonica).

Thursday 23rd October 2014 – The Vortex.  Black Top #18:                                                                         Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson Evan Parker -Sax’s, John Edwards – Double Bass, Steve Noble –Drums.

Thursday 10th July 2014 – Café Oto. Black Top #17:                                                                                     Pat Thomas & Orphy Robinson with special guests ICARUS – Electronics/Computer

Wednesday 16th April 2014 – Café Oto.  Black Top #16:                                                                                Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guests: Emi Watanabe – Japanese traditional flutes,            Ansuman Biswas – South Asian Percussion, John Harborne – Trombone.

Monday 10th March 2014 – The Vortex.  Black Top #15:                                                                               Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guests: Evan Parker – Sax’s.

Saturday 16th November 2013 – Café Oto. Black Top #14:                                                                          Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guests: Neil Charles -Bass, Cleveland Watkiss – Voice.

Friday 15th November 2013 – Café Oto. Black Top #13:                                                                               Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guests: Marco Eneidi – Alto Sax, HKB FiNN –Spoken Word.

Thursday 7th November 2013 – Rich Mix  Black Top #12:                                                                             Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guests: Maggie Nichols – Vocals.

Tuesday 15th October 2013 – Derby – ‘The Voicebox’.  Black Top #11:                                                       Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guests: Walt Shaw – Drums/Percussion,                               Cleveland Watkiss – Voice.                                                

Wednesday 17th July, 2013 – Café Oto. Black Top #10:                                                                                Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guests: Caroline Kraabel –Sax , Rowland Sutherland – Flutes.

Wednesday 5th June 2013 -BBC Radio 3 Live Concert: Black Top #9:

Pat Thomas (piano, keyboards and electronics); Orphy Robinson (marimba, Xylosynth, keyboards/ electronics Line up: HKB Finn (vocals); Byron Wallen (trumpet); Steve Williamson (tenor saxophone)

Thursday 18th April 2013 – Café Oto.  Black Top #8:                                                                                     Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guests: Satoko Fukuda – Violin, Fumi Okiji, -Voice,                    Louis Moholo Moholo –Drums.

Friday 15th February 2013 – Café Oto. Black Top #7:                                                                                   Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guest: Claude Deppa – Trumpet/Flugel Horn,                          Phillipe Achille – Harmonica.

Monday 12th November 2012 – Café Oto. Black Top #6:                                                                                 Pat Thomas / Orphy Robinson and special guests: Saxophonist Steve Williamson,                                Trumpeter Byron Wallen, Vocalist Cleveland Watkiss & Corey Mwamba

Thursday 2nd August 2012 – Café  Oto.  Black Top #5:                                                                                 Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and special guest: Jason Yarde – Sax’s.

Thursday 19th July 2012 Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen Festival Austria. Black Top #4:                              Pat Thomas (piano, keyboards and electronics); Orphy Robinson (Vibraphone/Fx)                                    Steve Williamson – Tenor/Soprano Sax’s.

Sunday 25th March 2012, Gateshead International Jazz Festival.  Black Top #3:                                     Pat Thomas (piano, keyboards and electronics); Orphy Robinson (marimba)                                             Steve Williamson – Tenor/Soprano Sax.

Wednesday 8th February 2012 – Café Oto. Black Top #2:                                                                              Pat Thomas / Orphy Robinson and special guests: Shabaka Hutchings Sax/Clarinets

Monday 31st January 2012 – Cockpit Theatre ‘Jazz in the round’.  Black Top #1:                                     Pat Thomas (piano, keyboards and electronics); Orphy Robinson (marimba)                                               Steve Williamson – Tenor/Soprano Sax’s.

Thursday 22nd September 2011 – Cafe Oto.   Black Top #0: The Prequel..                                              Orphy Robinson Xylosynth, Steve Williamson – Tenor/Soprano Sax.

 

 

                                        

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