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Pete Long & Ryan Quigley Quintet

28th April 2024, 12pm

The early 1960s were a particularly good time for those who liked their jazz visceral, melodic and swinging. Pianist Horace Silver was one of the prime movers in this cause, leading to a genre which critics would later dub hard bop. His urgent, rhythmic piano style was complemented by his great ear for a catchy tune. Most of his compositions have become core jazz standards, and a few, such as ‘Song For My Father’ have become favourites for a larger public. Suspended over a panoply of the most infectious grooves. he show is a whistle-stop journey through the amazing output of pianist Horace Silver.

Ticket prices

£15 – £25

Line-up

PETE LONG – alto sax
RYAN QUIGLEY – trumpet
SAM WATTS – piano
SAM BURGESS – bass
SABASTIAAN DE KROM – drums

Remaining faithful to Horace’s favoured instrumentation of a two-horn frontline plus rhythm section, the line-up features the Ryan Quigley who is one of the UK’s most noted exponents of the trumpet; alto saxophonist Peter Long is the leader of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra; on piano is Sam Watts, a Brazilian music specialist who is equally adept at soul-jazz whilst working with artists such as Jean Toussaint, Jason Miles and Jason Marsalis; bassist Sam Burgess and on drums, Sebastiaan de Krom, who is considered as one of the very grooviest.