Monday 25th June 2018
- Saturday 30th June 2018
£40.00 - £65.00
Legendary drummer Billy Cobham appears for a very special 6 night residency with the masterful composer, arranger and trumpeter Guy Barker and his Big Band.
Drums, Billy Cobham; Trumpets: Nathan Bray, Tom Rees Roberts/Ryan Quigley (Tues, Wed), Andy Greenwood/George Hogg (Tues, Wed) Guy Barker; Trombones: Dave Williamson, Alistair White, Winston Rollins; Bass Trombone: Mark Frost; Alto 1, Sam Mayne; Alto 2, Jim Gold; Tenor 1, Graeme Blevins/Paul Booth (Wed); Tenor 2, Tom Barford; Baritone, Phil Todd; Keys, Steve Hamilton; Bass, Michael Mondesir; Guitar, David Dunsmuir
With his matchless, dazzling, ambidextrous skills Billy Cobham has applied the same insistent fervor to his long list of monumental achievements. He’s an accomplished composer and record producer.
It is a rarely known fact that he was at the forefront of the electronic music industry and its development through Jazz.
He was one of the first percussionists, along with Max Roach and Tony Williams to utilize the Electronic Drum Controller made in 1968 by the Meazzi Drum Company in Milano, Italy, while on concert tour with Horace Silver in Europe. He is one of the few Percussionists, specializing in the Jazz drum set to lead his own band. The award winning Cobham has custom designed trend setting acoustic and electronic drum sets and has endorsed products that he created and refined.
David Preston, Kevin Glasgow & Laurie Lowe are three of London's most creative young instrumentalists. Their music is a mash-up of relentless rhythmic energy, harmonic dystopia, and virtuosic improvisations.
Expanding the format of the guitar trio with intricate and unique compositions, they draw influence from an expansive array of styles, whilst maintaining a focused original sound.
They will release their sophomore album on the internationally acclaimed Whirlwind Recordings in November 2018.
“Reimagining jazz – rock fusion with modern invention and creative innovation”
★★★★ Jazz Journal
"Virtuosic... Plenty to testify to this talented trio’s promise."
★★★★ The Guardian
"Stunning... Just damn fine music."
★★★★ Jazzwise Magazine
Twitter: @PGLmusic / @WhirlwindRecord
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