Friday 6th July
- Saturday 7th July
£25.00 - £45.00
Line-up: Joey DeFrancesco (Organ, trumpet, vocals), Larry Coryell (guitar), Jimmy Cobb (drums).
Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb, was born in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1929. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, Jimmy is the elder statesman of all the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy’s inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on "Sketches of Spain", Someday My Prince will Come", "Live at Carnegie Hall, "Live at the Blackhawk", "Porgy and Bess", and many, many other watermark Miles Davis recordings.
A prodigious talent at an early age, playing his own gigs and occasionally sitting in with players like Richard "Groove" Holmes at only age ten, a defining highlight of his career was being personally asked to join Miles Davis' group in the late Eighties, touring Europe with the great man and playing on the Amandla album. With over 20 recordings as a leader and collaborations with some of the top names in modern jazz (his performances with guitarists Pat Martino and John Scofield are particularly noteworthy) to his name, Joey DeFrancesco is one of the current jazz scene's true trailblazers.
As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock -- perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some -- Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing in the 1960s, a hard-edged, cutting tone, phrasing and note-bending that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences. Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he is comfortable in almost every style, covering almost every base from the most decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar.
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