Sunday 9 December 2018, 12–11pm
Stock up on your Christmas presents at the Cafe OTO Xmas Fair followed in the evening by OTO DJ's, the OTO Xxmas Choir and an intimate festive performance from Pat Thomas playing Thelonious Monk.
Mulled Wine, Xmas spirits etc available throughout the day. Records, CDs, prints, magazines, books, DVDs and more on offer from our favourite small publishers and labels including...
The White Review
Lol Coxhill archive
Upset the Rhythm
Japan Blues / Em Records / Ethbo
FAIR 12PM – 6PM THEN MUSIC TIL LATE.
Pat Thomas studied classical piano from aged 8 and started playing Jazz from the age of 16. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style - embracing improvisation, jazz and new music. He has played with Derek Bailey in Company Week (1990/91) and in the trio AND (with Noble) – with Tony Oxley’s Quartet and Celebration Orchestra and in Duo with Lol Coxhill.
"Sartorially shabby as Thomas may be, and on first impression even rather stolid, he has a somewhat imperious charisma that’s immediately amplified when he starts to play. Unlike other pianists whose virtuosity seems to be racing ahead of their thought processes Thomas always seems supremely in command of his gift, and his playing, no matter how free and ready to tangle with abstraction, always carries a charge of authoritative exactitude." - The Jazzmann