Pick of the week: Jazz

North: Yaron Herman Trio/Tom Cawley's Curios | Gilad Atzmon | Chris Sharkey | Jim Mullen Organ Trio/Stan Sulzmann | Neil Yates

Yaron Herman Trio/Tom Cawley's Curios
The Sage, Gateshead, Thursday
Björk, Britney and Scriabin cohabit in the music of piano powerhouse Herman. Gifted piano trio Curios join him on a short tour.

Gilad Atzmon
606 Club, London, Saturday; The Rhythm Station At St Mary's Chambers, Rawtenstall, Wednesday
Great Israeli saxist Atzmon is a world jazzer with Charlie Parker deep in his soul.

Chris Sharkey
Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees, Thursday
Final Terror and Trio VD guitarist Sharkey is one of the most powerful UK newcomers bridging improv and ferocious avant funk.

Jim Mullen Organ Trio/Stan Sulzmann
Dean Clough, Halifax, Friday
Lyrical, lightly swinging straightahead jazz from Hammond organ group fronted by guitar star Mullen and elegant saxophonist Sulzmann. Neil Yates
Matt And Phred's, Manchester, Saturday
Former session trumpeter Yates uses innovative techniques to merge jazz and folk.

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