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LIVE @ Chinnor RFC Club House

Rectory Pavilion
Kingsey Road, THAME

Took Place on Thursday 24th May 07
Gig - 24 John Burgess

with The Luis D'Agostino Trio!

With the kind of resonant, full-bodied tone that makes the Tenor Sax seem like chosen instrument of Zeus - The God of Gods, John Burgess brings infinite technique to a thoroughly invigorating set of jazz standards.  His style goes back to Miles Davis, John Coltrane era, but it's mixed with plenty of other influences, including the under-rated Stanley Turrentine


John - Tenor Sax,
Luis - Guitar
Raph Mizraki - Basses
Charlie Stratford  - Drums

Full Bodied Scot with a robust and full bodied Tone to Reward the Ear

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John Burgess - Zeus!............of Saxophone

Former Berklee College student Scotland's John Burgess has toured extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East, performing with many of the UK's finest jazz players. He has made several recordings as a sideman and in 1989 was the winner of the prestigious NFMS. Concert Artist AwardDuring a lengthy sojourn in San Francisco, Burgess immersed himself in the highly competitive Bay Area scene and he has appeared at jazz clubs all along the West Coast of America.  In addition to contemporary jazz, Burgess has performed recitals of both baroque and 19th century French saxophone music and his tenor saxophone has been featured in several highly regarded blues and jump-jive groups.
John also plays with widely renowned Henry Franklin Trio. The members of the L.A. based group have performed either collectively or individually with Sonny Rollins, Pharaoh Sanders, Zoot Sims, Dexter Gordon and Freddie Hubbard.  Burgess has appeared on several notable recent recordings including "COMPARED TO WHAT" with the Harry Beckett Quintet, "DIAMONDS IN THE NIGHT" by the highly acclaimed folk duo Andy Shanks & Jim Russell and "PENDULUM" by London's ground-breaking drum'n'bass/jazz outfit "Blowpipe". 
John is touring the UK in March & Sept 2007 - Concert Jazz is fortunate to be within the frame.

John Burgess Video

In Johns Own Words-
I lived in London from 1987 till 1994 and worked all kinds of gigs with lots of great players like Alan Skidmore, Harry Becket, Jim Mullen, Chris Biscoe, Stan Sultzmann, Claude Deppa, Tony Marsh, Mario Castronari, Ed Jones and Mark Sanders. Mark and I along with Pete Townsend (no, not THAT Pete Townsend) won the NFMS Special Concert Artists Award in 1989 which seemed a big deal at the time. It got us a gig in Sellafield anyway.  I left in '94 to study with George Garzone at Berklee and then moved to San Francisco to study with Joe Henderson. I played alot of jazz and blues gigs both in Boston and in the Bay Area and recorded my first CD as a leader in '97 in Hollywood with Henry Franklin, Willie Jones III and Theo Sanders but it was when when I went north to Seattle in '98 that I began working steadily. I studied there with Don Lamphere and played everything from duos to big bands. I came back to the UK in '98 and began travelling all over playing gigs all over Europe and in North Africa, Canada, the west coast of the States and the Middle East. I've also been able to work with Evan Parker, Maggie Nichols, Gunter Baby Sommer and Barry Guy as a member of GIO (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra) since coming back. In 2000 I played a festival in beautiful British Columbia and I've been hooked ever since. I go ever year and as well as playing a bunch of jazz gigs I 've recorded there as a leader with the wonderful Canadian guitarist Bill Coon as as a side man with great BC bassist Scott Watson. I played one of my favourite gigs of the last 20 years at the Commodore Ballroom in groovy downtown Vancouver in 2005 when I was hired to play 'Kasmir' with The White, a Led Zep tribute band out of Toronto.

Luis D'Agostino Trio
Luis is a Virtuoso Guitar player whose styles span the jazz spectrum from Fusion to Latin with the purest, subtle and sensitive interpretations. He is considered one of the best Argentine guitar players of his generation and he plays a range of solid electric and semi acoustic guitars including Yamaha, Godin, & his present delight the Hofner Verithin


^Luis D'Agostino Trio with John Burgess

Also featuring - Raph Mizraki - Basses, Charlie Stratford - Drums
for full Luis D'Agostino Trio profile Click Here

Features Numbers Included:-

In A Sentimental Mood - Ellington
Urge to Burge
I'm Sorry
El Ninho
Friday Night at the Cadillac Club

The John Burgess Albums:-

What it Means to Remember
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - Ugly Beauty - So Long Eric - Warm Valley - We See - Names - Another Reason To Celebrate - Easy To Remember

NOE & 24th Records 010
Recorded 1999
John Burgess - tenor saxophone

Liam Noble - piano



The Urge to Burge is a fun and accomplished album. "Up to the minute, light-hearted latin interspersed with tracks of a more sombre elegance....some lovely lyrical interludes and Burgess holds the whole lot together in an understated manner" Jazz Wise. With John Burgess (saxes, clarinet, flute), Kevin Mackenzie (electric and acoustic guitars), Mario Caribe (acoustic bass), John Rae (drums and cymbas) - Tracklist
 - once upon a long ago
festina lente,
 - delicious,
 - the north beach high life,
 - hmmm,
 - nine lives ,

CD: Pacific Standard Time


Pacific Standard Time - John Burgess Tenor Saxophone, Bill Coon Guitar 2004
    Emily (Mandel) 7.02
2   Time Remembered (Evans) 5.24
3   Delicio (de la Luiz) 7.05
4   Fee Fi Fo Fum (Shorter) 5.02
5   Dolphin Dance (Hancock) 4.56
6   Polkadots and Moonbeams (Van Heusen) 8.02
7   Bessie's Blues (Coltrane) 7.13
8   Farmer's Trust (Metheny) 2.22

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