Late Late Show hosted by Robin Mullarkey celebrating Wayne Shorter
9th December 2023, 11.15pm
Bassist Robin Mullarkey and drummer Richard Spaven have a long history as a genre pushing rhythm section, well versed in hip-hop and drum and bass, bringing a refreshing contemporary twist to these classic tunes. Graeme Blevins effortlessly covers Wayne’s role on saxophone while Tom Cawley provides the compelling piano and synths and we are blessed by a rare appearance at the club from the legendary guitarist and producer Dave Okumu.
ROBIN MULLARKEY – bassRICHARD SPAVEN – drumsTOM CAWLEY – keysDAVE OKUMU – guitarGRAEME BLEVINS – tenor sax
Robin and his bespoke band pay joyful tribute to a lesser heard period of the music of the late Wayne Shorter. As a member of Miles legendary quintet and his work as founder-member of Weather Report, Shorter has provided endless inspiration to musicians and non-musicians alike. In many ways, his 1995 album High Life was the apex of his compositional powers, indulging in progressive harmony and through-composed forms, and finally releasing into heavy funk ostinatos. Expect to hear a few re-interpreted classics and perhaps even a sprinkling of Weather Report tracks.
Every Friday and Saturday night, following the second show, Ronnie Scott’s presents the Late Late Show, where some of the UK’s finest jazz talents take to the stage for a late night blowing session. We are changing the vibe with music that includes and is influenced by jazz-funk, soul, R&B and hip hop.
A DJ will augment the evening starting the night until close.Most tickets for the Late Late Show will be available at the door if advance tickets have sold out.
Priority tickets available, subject to availability. Please ask for prices on the night.