Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project are on tour in August. Appearing with the New York-based tenor and soprano saxophonist/konnakol artist are, alternating on piano: the great Phronesisian Ivo Neame (19th & 20th); and tone totem Sam Leak (21st & 23rd) plus bassist Tom Mason and drummer David Ingamells. The all-important dates are: Monday 19th, Late Late Show, Ronnie Scott’s; Tuesday 20th Kansas Smitty’s, London; Wednesday 21st Oliver’s Jazz Bar, London; and on Friday 23rd at The Verdict, Brighton.

In the video above Luthra is with Thomson Kneeland on bass and Jordan Perlson on drums, pianist James Francies (who was touring with Pat Metheny as part of the Side-Eye “playing environment” this year in Japan), and mridangam player/konnakol artist Akshay Anantapadmanabhan.