West London Buddhist Centre

Time Loves Changes Jazz Quartet: Midday Sunset – This Now Good

Published in Calendar for all events, Cultural Event, Sangha Events

  • Sat Oct 26th 2019
  • 7:45 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £15 Full waged / £12 Part waged / £8 Unwaged



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 re-imagined jazz and groove standards.

Joining Jonathan will again be a stellar line-up of some of the best jazz musicians and improvisers around, mixing entirely new material with new arrangements from the Time Loves Changes albums ‘Life Cycles’ and ‘Little Gidding – A Place In and Out of Time’, highlights from TLC’s song cycle ‘Buddha-Dharma-Sangha’ and ‘A Kind Of Blueness’ (both performed at the Centre in 2017 and 2018), as well as re-imagined work by jazz luminaries Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and singer-songwriters Blossom Dearie, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Paul Simon, the Beatles and others. The concert also features (alongside their instrumental play), Asaf Sirkis and Shanti Paul Jayasinha’s masterful improvised ‘Konokol’ duets (South Indian rhythmic singing). 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 name of the group.

Our arts events do sell out – booking highly recommended! Please note later start time than for most of our concerts!

The Time Loves Changes Quartet:


Jonathan Cohen (Piano, Vocal) 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 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 Sirkis (Drums, Percussion, Vocal), 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 rhythmic system.




Shanti Paul Jayasinha (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocal) has played with Kenny Wheeler, Roberto Pla, Snowboy and the Latin Section, Grand Union Orchestra, and transcribed the Konokol parts for ‘Mahavishnu’ John McLaughlin’s ‘The Gateway To Rhythm – Konokol’ DVD.


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