Kenny Barron Trio

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Monday 28th March 2016 - Tuesday 29th March 2016
Dates: Monday 28th March - Tuesday 29th March Ticket Prices: £35.00 - £50.00
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Monday 28th March 2016
- Tuesday 29th March 2016

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18:00

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£35.00 - £50.00

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Kenny Barron Trio - part of the Jazz Masters Series

Kenny Barron, piano, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass, Johnathan Blake, drums

Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time”.

Philadelphia is the birthplace of many great musicians, including one of the undisputed masters of the jazz piano: Kenny Barron. Kenny was born in 1943 and while a teenager, started playing professionally with Mel Melvin’s orchestra. This local band also featured Barron’s brother Bill, the late tenor saxophonist.



KBT_2016.jpgBy 1959 Kenny had worked with drummer Philly Joe Jones while still in high school. At age 19, he moved to New York City and freelanced with Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan and James Moody after the tenor saxophonist heard him play at the Five Spot. Upon Moody’s recommendation Dizzy Gillespie hired Barron in 1962 without even hearing him play a note. It was in Dizzy’s band where Kenny developed an appreciation for Latin and Caribbean rhythms. After five years with Dizzy, Barron played with Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson and Buddy Rich. The early seventies found Kenny working with Yusef Lateef, who Kenny credits as a key influence in his art for improvisation. Encouraged by Lateef to pursue a college education, Barron balanced touring with studies and earned his B.A. in Music from Empire State College, By 1973 Kenny joined the faculty at Rutgers University as professor of music. He held this tenure until 2000, mentoring many of today’s young talents including David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard and Regina Bell. In 1974 Kenny recorded his first album as a leader for the Muse label, entitled Sunset To Dawn. This was to be the first in over 40 recordings (and still counting!) as a leader.

Following stints with Ron Carter in the late seventies, Kenny formed a trio with Buster Williams and Ben Riley, which also worked alongside of Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt and Harry Sweets Edison. Throughout the 80’s Barron collaborated with the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, touring with his quartet and recording several legendary albums including Anniversary, Serenity and the Grammy nominated People Time Also during the 80’s, he co-founded the quartet SPHERE, along with Buster Williams, Ben Riley and Charlie Rouse. This band focused on the music of Thelonious Monk and original compositions inspired by him. Sphere recorded several outstanding projects for the Polygram label, among them Four For All and Bird Songs

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Kenny Barron’s own recordings for Verve have earned him nine Grammy nominations beginning in 1992 with People Time an outstanding duet with Stan Getz followed by the Brazilian influenced Sambao and Freefall in 2002. Other Grammy nominations went to Spirit Song, Night and the City (a duet recording with Charlie Haden) and Wanton Spirit, a trio recording with Roy Haynes and Haden. It is important to note that these three recordings each received double-Grammy nominations (for album and solo performance.) His CD Canta Brasil (Universal France) linked Barron with Trio da Paz in a fest of original Brazilian jazz, and was named Critics Choice Top Ten CDs of 2003 by JazzIz Magazine. His 2004 release, Images (Universal France) was inspired by a suite originally commissioned by The Wharton Center at Michigan State University and features multi-Grammy nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris.

The Perfect Set, Live At Bradley’s, Part Two (Universal France/Sunnyside) was released October 2005: it was a long awaited trio sequel to Live at Bradley’s, a recording featuring Ray Drummond and Ben Riley, originally published by Sunnyside Records in 2001.

In 2008 Mr. Barron released The Traveler (Universal France), an intoxicating mix of favorite Barron tunes set to lyrics and newly penned compositions. In a first for the noted pianist, he is joined by vocalists Grady Tate, Ann Hampton Callaway and Gretchen Parlato.

2010 saw the release of Minor Blues on Venus records, a trio recording with George Mraz and Ben Riley. Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights, a collaboration with Brazilian musicians, was published by Universal in 2013.

After several musical encounters with bassist Dave Holland, the two masters decided to collaborate on a duet project, released on Impulse/Universal records in 2014 as The Art of Conversation, and followed by three extremely successful European tours.

In June 2015, and under the guidance of Jean-Philippe Allard, Barron recruited his longstanding (over ten years!) current trio mates – bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Johnathan Blake – for a two-day New York recording session, which resulted in the new CD The Book of intuition, to be released by Impulse! Records in 2016.

Barron consistently wins the Jazz critics and readers polls, including Downbeat, Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines. In 2005 he was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame and won a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association and was as a finalist in the prestigious 2001 JazzPar International Jazz Award.

Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition.
- See more at: http://inter-jazz.com/web/artists/kenny-barron/#sthash.sCAiGLCo.dpuf

Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time”.

Philadelphia is the birthplace of many great musicians, including one of the undisputed masters of the jazz piano: Kenny Barron. Kenny was born in 1943 and while a teenager, started playing professionally with Mel Melvin’s orchestra. This local band also featured Barron’s brother Bill, the late tenor saxophonist.

By 1959 Kenny had worked with drummer Philly Joe Jones while still in high school. At age 19, he moved to New York City and freelanced with Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan and James Moody after the tenor saxophonist heard him play at the Five Spot. Upon Moody’s recommendation Dizzy Gillespie hired Barron in 1962 without even hearing him play a note. It was in Dizzy’s band where Kenny developed an appreciation for Latin and Caribbean rhythms. After five years with Dizzy, Barron played with Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson and Buddy Rich. The early seventies found Kenny working with Yusef Lateef, who Kenny credits as a key influence in his art for improvisation. Encouraged by Lateef to pursue a college education, Barron balanced touring with studies and earned his B.A. in Music from Empire State College, By 1973 Kenny joined the faculty at Rutgers University as professor of music. He held this tenure until 2000, mentoring many of today’s young talents including David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard and Regina Bell. In 1974 Kenny recorded his first album as a leader for the Muse label, entitled Sunset To Dawn. This was to be the first in over 40 recordings (and still counting!) as a leader.

Following stints with Ron Carter in the late seventies, Kenny formed a trio with Buster Williams and Ben Riley, which also worked alongside of Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt and Harry Sweets Edison. Throughout the 80’s Barron collaborated with the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, touring with his quartet and recording several legendary albums including Anniversary, Serenity and the Grammy nominated People Time Also during the 80’s, he co-founded the quartet SPHERE, along with Buster Williams, Ben Riley and Charlie Rouse. This band focused on the music of Thelonious Monk and original compositions inspired by him. Sphere recorded several outstanding projects for the Polygram label, among them Four For All and Bird Songs

Kenny Barron’s own recordings for Verve have earned him nine Grammy nominations beginning in 1992 with People Time an outstanding duet with Stan Getz followed by the Brazilian influenced Sambao and Freefall in 2002. Other Grammy nominations went to Spirit Song, Night and the City (a duet recording with Charlie Haden) and Wanton Spirit, a trio recording with Roy Haynes and Haden. It is important to note that these three recordings each received double-Grammy nominations (for album and solo performance.) His CD Canta Brasil (Universal France) linked Barron with Trio da Paz in a fest of original Brazilian jazz, and was named Critics Choice Top Ten CDs of 2003 by JazzIz Magazine. His 2004 release, Images (Universal France) was inspired by a suite originally commissioned by The Wharton Center at Michigan State University and features multi-Grammy nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris.

The Perfect Set, Live At Bradley’s, Part Two (Universal France/Sunnyside) was released October 2005: it was a long awaited trio sequel to Live at Bradley’s, a recording featuring Ray Drummond and Ben Riley, originally published by Sunnyside Records in 2001.

In 2008 Mr. Barron released The Traveler (Universal France), an intoxicating mix of favorite Barron tunes set to lyrics and newly penned compositions. In a first for the noted pianist, he is joined by vocalists Grady Tate, Ann Hampton Callaway and Gretchen Parlato.

2010 saw the release of Minor Blues on Venus records, a trio recording with George Mraz and Ben Riley. Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights, a collaboration with Brazilian musicians, was published by Universal in 2013.

After several musical encounters with bassist Dave Holland, the two masters decided to collaborate on a duet project, released on Impulse/Universal records in 2014 as The Art of Conversation, and followed by three extremely successful European tours.

In June 2015, and under the guidance of Jean-Philippe Allard, Barron recruited his longstanding (over ten years!) current trio mates – bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Johnathan Blake – for a two-day New York recording session, which resulted in the new CD The Book of intuition, to be released by Impulse! Records in 2016.

Barron consistently wins the Jazz critics and readers polls, including Downbeat, Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines. In 2005 he was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame and won a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association and was as a finalist in the prestigious 2001 JazzPar International Jazz Award.

Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition.

- See more at: http://inter-jazz.com/web/artists/kenny-barron/#sthash.sCAiGLCo.dpuf

Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time”.

Philadelphia is the birthplace of many great musicians, including one of the undisputed masters of the jazz piano: Kenny Barron. Kenny was born in 1943 and while a teenager, started playing professionally with Mel Melvin’s orchestra. This local band also featured Barron’s brother Bill, the late tenor saxophonist.

By 1959 Kenny had worked with drummer Philly Joe Jones while still in high school. At age 19, he moved to New York City and freelanced with Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan and James Moody after the tenor saxophonist heard him play at the Five Spot. Upon Moody’s recommendation Dizzy Gillespie hired Barron in 1962 without even hearing him play a note. It was in Dizzy’s band where Kenny developed an appreciation for Latin and Caribbean rhythms. After five years with Dizzy, Barron played with Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson and Buddy Rich. The early seventies found Kenny working with Yusef Lateef, who Kenny credits as a key influence in his art for improvisation. Encouraged by Lateef to pursue a college education, Barron balanced touring with studies and earned his B.A. in Music from Empire State College, By 1973 Kenny joined the faculty at Rutgers University as professor of music. He held this tenure until 2000, mentoring many of today’s young talents including David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard and Regina Bell. In 1974 Kenny recorded his first album as a leader for the Muse label, entitled Sunset To Dawn. This was to be the first in over 40 recordings (and still counting!) as a leader.

Following stints with Ron Carter in the late seventies, Kenny formed a trio with Buster Williams and Ben Riley, which also worked alongside of Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt and Harry Sweets Edison. Throughout the 80’s Barron collaborated with the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, touring with his quartet and recording several legendary albums including Anniversary, Serenity and the Grammy nominated People Time Also during the 80’s, he co-founded the quartet SPHERE, along with Buster Williams, Ben Riley and Charlie Rouse. This band focused on the music of Thelonious Monk and original compositions inspired by him. Sphere recorded several outstanding projects for the Polygram label, among them Four For All and Bird Songs

Kenny Barron’s own recordings for Verve have earned him nine Grammy nominations beginning in 1992 with People Time an outstanding duet with Stan Getz followed by the Brazilian influenced Sambao and Freefall in 2002. Other Grammy nominations went to Spirit Song, Night and the City (a duet recording with Charlie Haden) and Wanton Spirit, a trio recording with Roy Haynes and Haden. It is important to note that these three recordings each received double-Grammy nominations (for album and solo performance.) His CD Canta Brasil (Universal France) linked Barron with Trio da Paz in a fest of original Brazilian jazz, and was named Critics Choice Top Ten CDs of 2003 by JazzIz Magazine. His 2004 release, Images (Universal France) was inspired by a suite originally commissioned by The Wharton Center at Michigan State University and features multi-Grammy nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris.

The Perfect Set, Live At Bradley’s, Part Two (Universal France/Sunnyside) was released October 2005: it was a long awaited trio sequel to Live at Bradley’s, a recording featuring Ray Drummond and Ben Riley, originally published by Sunnyside Records in 2001.

In 2008 Mr. Barron released The Traveler (Universal France), an intoxicating mix of favorite Barron tunes set to lyrics and newly penned compositions. In a first for the noted pianist, he is joined by vocalists Grady Tate, Ann Hampton Callaway and Gretchen Parlato.

2010 saw the release of Minor Blues on Venus records, a trio recording with George Mraz and Ben Riley. Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights, a collaboration with Brazilian musicians, was published by Universal in 2013.

After several musical encounters with bassist Dave Holland, the two masters decided to collaborate on a duet project, released on Impulse/Universal records in 2014 as The Art of Conversation, and followed by three extremely successful European tours.

In June 2015, and under the guidance of Jean-Philippe Allard, Barron recruited his longstanding (over ten years!) current trio mates – bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Johnathan Blake – for a two-day New York recording session, which resulted in the new CD The Book of intuition, to be released by Impulse! Records in 2016.

Barron consistently wins the Jazz critics and readers polls, including Downbeat, Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines. In 2005 he was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame and won a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association and was as a finalist in the prestigious 2001 JazzPar International Jazz Award.

Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition.

- See more at: http://inter-jazz.com/web/artists/kenny-barron/#sthash.sCAiGLCo.dpuf

Supporting Artist/Band

(Jazz Masters Series)

Ronnie Scott's is proud to announce the creation of its Jazz Masters strand.   As one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world, Ronnie Scotts prides itself in presenting the depth and the breadth of the jazz canon – from jazz legends to hotly-tipped rising stars, from classic jazz to visionary trailblazers.  The Jazz Masters strand therefore, aims to throw a spotlight on those artists whose rich heritage and masterful interpretation of the jazz tradition has pushed the music forward providing the touchstone for their fellow artists.  They are instantly recognisable, vastly influential and their artistry illuminates the jazz world.   Some are innovators and boundary pushers while others keep the flame of tradition burning brightly.   A Jazz Master artist has built a global fanbase and carved out their own niche as a musical icon.  Ronnie Scott’s are proud to present these true Jazz Masters to the Frith Street stage.

BENNY GOLSON
Benny Golson Quartet Feat. Antonio Farao
Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th March

Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend - composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and a fine, ever evolving tenor saxophonist, Benny Golson appears here with renowned pianist Antonio Farao and his trio. Golson first came to prominence with Dizzy Gillespie in the mid-fifties, before a brief but important stint with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and in the late fifties and early sixties he led the highly influential soul-jazz group the Jazztet with Art Farmer. A forceful saxophonist, Golson is rightly revered as one of jazz’s greatest composers. Amongst his most memorable themes are the classic "I Remember Clifford" (for the late Clifford Brown), "Killer Joe," "Stablemates," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty," and "Blues March. Expect classic hard-bop and soul jazz in the great tradition from a true jazz master! He appears here with a fine piano trio, led by contemporary Italian bop master Farao.

Doors 6.00pm / £25.00 - £40.00
 
DAVE HOLLAND
Dave Holland Trio Feat: Kevin Eubanks & Obed Calvaire
Wednesday 9th March
 
A very welcome return for a genuine legend of British jazz and international star, Dave Holland. A master of tone and rhythm, the bassist, composer, and bandleader is now in his fifth decade as a performer and his music possesses a rich and kaleidoscopic history.  His path has led him from the frontiers of free improvisation to his own superb modern ensembles via the finishing school of Miles Davis with whom he played during the trumpet legend’s epochal Bitches Brew period. He appears here with his brand new trio featuring noted guitarist Kevin Eubanks, who first played with Holland in the ‘90s, and rising star drummer Obed Calvaire, a resident of Miami of Haitian descent noted for his work with the SF Collective.
Line-up: Dave Holland double-bass, Kevin Eubanks electric guitar and Obed Calvaire drums
 
Doors 5.30pm & 9.30pm (two shows) / £35.00-£50.00

KENNY BARRON

Monday 28th – Tuesday 29th March

Kenny Barron ranks among jazz’s piano aristocracy as a bandleader, composer, arranger and mentor to young musicians. Deemed by critics as “the most lyrical piano player of our time”, he first came to international prominence for his remarkable recordings with the late, great Stan Getz. However, his storied career is marked by an insatiable musical curiosity and a commitment to artistic honesty.  Tonight, Barron presents material from his debut Impulse! album,  Book Of Intuition a collection of peerless modern jazz piano trio recordings - that is his most accomplished record to date.

Line-Up: With Kenny Barron piano, Kiyoshi Kitagawa bass and Jonathan Blake drums.

Doors 6.00pm / £35.00 - £50.00

ELIANE ELIAS 

Friday 8th April – Saturday 9th April

A welcome return for multi award-winning, top selling pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias. Her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. Elias’ new release, the Grammy nominated Made in Brazil, marks a musical homecoming for her. In her three-decade long career as a solo artist, Made in Brazil results from the first time she’s recorded a disc in her native Brazil since moving to the United States in 1981.

Lind-Up: Eliane Elias piano & vocals, Marc Johnson bass and Rafael Barata drums

Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm  (two shows) / £35.00-£50.00

JOEY DEFRANCESCO

Joey Defrancesco Trio

Wednesday 13th April – Thursday 14th April

twice Grammy award nominated Hammond B3 maestro, trumpeter and vocalist, renowned as an important force in the revival of the Hammond B-3 organ as a jazz instrument, Defrancesco has featured in the bands of Miles Davis and John McLaughlin. His own music runs from the soul-jazz and bluesy grooves of the great Jimmy Smith through to hard bop and the more advanced modal style of John Coltrane disciple, the great Larry Young.

Line-up Joey DeFrancesco- organ/vocals/trumpet, Jason Brown drums & Dan Wilson guitar

Doors 6.00pm / £20.00-£37.50

KENNY GARRETT

Kenny Garrett Quintet

Friday 15th April – Saturday 16th April

Kenny Garrett is widely recognised as one of the most talented saxophonists of his generation, his soaring, burning tone and blistering technique marking him out as a contemporary giant. He has recorded and worked with jazz legends including Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Freddie Hubbard and McCoy Tyner. His early days included periods in groups playing the music of Duke Ellington, Thad Jones and Charles Mingus before his career really took off with the release of his first album, Introducing Kenny Garrett, in 1984. His music is very much open to outside influences and, as his acclaimed 2006 album Beyond the Wall made apparent, he shows no signs of slowing down as a cutting edge artist and performer. Unmissable.

Line-up tba but likely to be: Kenny Garrett alto & soprano saxophones, Corcoran Holt acoustic bass, McClenty Hunter drums, Vernell Brown piano and Rudy Bird percussion

Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm / £30.00-£50.00 (two shows)

DAVID SANBORN

The David Sanborn Electric Band

Friday 6th – Saturday 7th May

Saxophonist David Sanborn is one of the most influential musicians of the last 20-30 years. He has released twenty-four albums, won six GRAMMY Awards, and has one Platinum and eight Gold albums under his belt.  He has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B, alongside more traditional jazz.

Having contracted polio at the age of three, Sanborn was introduced to the saxophone as part of his treatment therapy. By the age of fourteen, he was able to play with legends such as Albert King and Little Milton. He went on to tour with Stevie Wonder (appearing on Talking Book),  played with The Rolling Stones, toured with David Bowie (with whom he recorded the famous solo on “Young Americans”), toured and recorded with the great Gil Evans and collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor, all before beginning his solo career in 1975. His superb, instantly recognizable style has brought him considerable commercial success as he is equally at home playing groovy, intelligent hard-bop as he is smooth-jazz.  For these shows,  Sanborn performs with his electric band.

Line-Up: David Sanborn - saxophone, Nicky Moroch - guitar, Ricky Peterson - B3 and keys, Billy Kilson - drums, Andre Berry - bass & Karl Vanden Bossche - percussion

MONTY ALEXANDER

Monty Alexander Trio

Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express 2

Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th May 

In a career spanning five decades, Jamaican jazz piano virtuoso Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression.  Alexander’s winging, highly engaging style draws on the classic inspiration of Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, as well as the music of his homeland and his Ronnie’s show are amongst some of the most eagerly anticipated of the year.  To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader and performed and recorded with an array of artists from every corner of the musical universe: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin to name a few.  Indeed, in Hal Leonard’s 2005 book The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time, Alexander was listed among the top five!

Monty Alexander returns to Ronnie’s for a six night residency.  The first three days in a trio setting and for the final three he presents Harlem-Kinston Express 2, a project in which he merges classic Jazz with rhythms and vibrations of his native Jamaica.

Trio Line-Up:  Monty Alexander (piano), Hassan Shakur (bass) and Jason Brown (drums)

Harlem-Kingston Express 2 Line-Up: The trio as above with Andy Bassford (guitar), Leon Duncan (elec. Bass) Karl Wright (drums)

Doors 6pm (6pm & 10.30pm on Fri and Saturday) / £35-£50

PAT METHENY

with Antonio Sanchez drums, Gwilym Simcock piano & Linda Oh bass

Wednesday 29th June  - Saturday 2nd July

Ronnie Scott's is thrilled to present one of music's great artists; the 20 time Grammy winning guitarist Pat Metheny.   Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and only the fourth guitarist (joining Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery), Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career. In a step to break his usual cycle of “write some music, make a record, do a tour”, Metheny said he wanted “to break that pattern …. I have so much music from over the years that I almost never play, I thought it would be fun and interesting to put together a really select group of musicians who could cover the widest range of everything I have done previously and could also possibly develop into something beyond that with a lot of playing together under our belts”.

Line-Up:  Pat Metheny (guitars)  Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh (bass), Gwilym Simcock (piano)

Doors 5.30pm and 9.30pm (two shows) / £100.00 - £175.00

CHARLES MCPHERSON

Charles McPherson Quartet

Thursday 7th – Friday 8th July

For over 50 years, Charles McPherson has been one of the most expressive and highly regarded voices in jazz. His rich musical style, rooted in the blues and bebop, has influenced and inspired generations of musicians and listeners.   His masterful technique and improvisational ingenuity can be heard on dozens of albums that form part of an astonishing musical legacy, so at 76, the alto saxophonist, composer and bandleader has earned the title ‘legend’.  Blistering post-bop is his trademark and although a Charlie Parker disciple he brings his own lyricism to the bebop language, playing with passion, fire and sophistication in equal measure.  Much has been written about his 12 years with Charles Mingus and his recordings with Eric Dolphy and Eddie Jefferson, but it as a solo artist that he is most revered. He released his debut in 1964, Bebop Revisited  and has since then amassed an incredible body of work that includes 1966's The Charles McPherson Quintet Live,  1972's Siku Ya Bibi, 1995's Come Play With Me and 1998's Manhattan Nocturne to name a few.  And he shows no sign of slowing down.  Last year he released a highly acclaimed, thrilling album,  ‘ The Journey’, which, says London Jazz News, “really set the pulse racing”.

Line-Up: Charles McPherson – alto sax / Bruce Barth - piano / Darryl Hall - bass / Stephen Keogh – drums

Doors 5.30pm and 9.30pm (two shows) / £24-£42.50

 


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