West London Buddhist Centre

A Kind of Blueness: live jazz music with the Time Loves Changes Quartet

Published in Calendar for all events, Cultural Event

  • Sat Nov 3rd 2018
  • 8:00 pm
  • 10:30 pm
  • Booking not required
  • £15 Full waged / £10 Part waged / £5 Unwaged Our arts events can sell out - advance booking highly recommended. Number of £5 tickets limited.

The well known and much loved Time Loves Changes quartet returns to WLBC with another celebration of music for head, heart and feet – a mix of original compositions by Jonathan Cohen and reimagined jazz and latin standards. Joining Jonathan will be a stellar line-up of some of the best jazz musicians and improvisers around, mixing entirely new material with favourites from the Time Loves Changes albums ‘Life Cycles’ and ‘Little Gidding – A Place In and Out of Time’, highlights from the TLC’s song cycle ‘Buddha-Dharma-Sangha’ performed at the Centre last year, as well as reimagined work by jazz luminaries Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus; Gabriel Faure, Joni Mitchell, the Beatles and others. Refreshments will be provided.

See Jonathan’s blog post in which he shares how he first improvised his way into a life-long passion for music, and how he has recently found that coming together with his involvement in Buddhism at WLBC – and explains the rich resonances of the names of the group and the evening itself. 

Our arts events do sell out – booking highly recommended!

Jonathan Cohen – Piano, Vocals
Alec Dankworth – Double Bass
Asaf Sirkis – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Robert Townsend – Saxophones, Flutes

The Time Loves Changes Quartet

Jonathan CohenJonathan Cohen (Piano, Vocals) leads Time Loves Changes, has composing/performing commissions from the TS Eliot Festival, Hospital Arts, Royal College of Music, Royal Opera House, City of Westminster, Instant Classics Theatre, and is a professional Music Therapist in the NHS. He wrote the television play ‘The Compartment’ (BBC1) appearing with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.


Alec DankworthAlec Dankworth (Double Bass) has played and recorded with John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Dave Brubeck, Stephane Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Mel Torme, Ginger Baker, Nigel Kennedy, James Galway, the L.S.O., and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.




Asaf SirkisAsaf Sirkis (Drums, Percussion, Vocals), originally from Israel, has played and recorded with Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Christine Tobin, Robert Wyatt, John Etheridge, Gwilym Simcock, and a recent performance/webcast with the Jacob Collier Quartet at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. Asaf mixes jazz, contemporary and Middle Eastern influences, with the South Indian ‘Konokol’ vocal system.



Robert Townsend

Robert Townsend (Saxophones, Flutes) has toured with Steve Hackett (Genesis), Herbie Hancock trumpeter Eddie Henderson, and Django Bates, performed with Rick Wakeman and Bill Bruford (Yes), Robbie Williams, and lectures in Jazz at Middlesex University.


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