PART OF ALEX GARNETT'S MONDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT SERIES
James Copus – Trumpet
Tom Barford – Tenor Saxophone
Will Barry – Piano keys
Conor Chaplin – Bass
Steve Brown – Drums
Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr was an American hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey's band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. Several of his compositions have become jazz standards, including "Mosaic", "Bolivia", "Holy Land", "Mode for Joe" and "Fantasy in D". demonstrated a keen sense of arranging in originals such as "Ugetsu" and "Mosaic". Walton had a blend of power and swing, modesty and complexity, hearty tradition and fervent innovation. He joined the drummer Art Blakey’s sextet in 1961 and, together with the trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and the tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, made it, for the next three years, one of the best ensembles in jazz. Freddie came to prominence through his tenure with Blakey, rising to be considered one of the great jazz trumpeters of all time. Hubbard formed his sound out of the Clifford Brown/Lee Morgan tradition, and by the early '70s was immediately distinctive and the pacesetter in jazz also composing some tunes that have become part of the modern jazz canon. Tonight’s high powered group will showcase a selection from the palette of these two giants of music.
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
From Monday to Saturday and following the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents UK’s finest talents in the Late Late Show. A late night ‘blowing session’ where invited guests and musical celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Lady Gaga, Christian Scott etc who happen to be in town are showcased – you never know who might drop by! Doors 11pm (weekdays) & 1am (weekends).