Monday 1st May 2017
- Tuesday 2nd May 2017
£20.00 - £40.00
“'Kind Of Blue' meets The Cinematic Orchestra … With hypnotic grooves, and a meditative slow-build to his solos, Halsall's music is saturated in a life-affirming glow'”.Time Out
“Grooving through time on the spiritual sunship' Mojo Magazine
DWIGHT TRIBLE vocals, MATTHEW HALSALL trumpet, TAZ MODI piano, GAVIN BARRAS bass, JON SCOTT drums and CHIP WICKHAM sax & flute
Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of European Jazz. His eastern-influenced sound draws on the modal jazz of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane alongside contemporary dance music and his uniquely life-affirming music has been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum.
His latest project finds him working with legendary LA vocalist Dwight Trible whose deeply soulful voice has seen him compared to the likes of Leon Thomas and Andy Bey and who brings a vibrant energy to everything he sings. Expect deep spiritual jazz, funky soul-jazz classics and beautiful ballads from John Coltrane and Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway and beyond as heard on their forthcoming Gondwana Records release, Inspiration.
Dwight Trible is a legend on the quiet, a retrospective waiting to happen. Not a newcomer to the music scene, over a remarkable career, this Los Angeles native has worked with everyone from Bobby Hutcherson and Charles Lloyd to Harry Belafonte. He is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a Los Angeles institution with a history stretching back forty years and an active engagement in the city's Black community since the Watts Uprising. Like his mentors, Dwight is not content to use his music to just entertain people, although he is a dynamic performer. He uses his music to bring people together, to bridge the gap between the races, and to heal the human heart. He has received numerous awards for humanitarian efforts. A couple of years ago Carlos Niño (best known over here as one half of Ammoncontact) invited Trible onto his radio show and from there a friendship and musical journey began. As Trible puts it, "you have to be careful what you say to Carlos, because he makes it happen!". A chance comment about making some kind if hip hop record set Niño off on the journey which led to "Love Is The Answer". Which will be released on Ninja Tune on July 11th 2005. A record which is unfashionably lacking in cynicism, one which truly believes that "love is the answer" to the world's ills. If the time, effort and beauty which result from these inter-generational collaborations are anything to go by, the great man might even be right...
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