Monday 17th September 2018
£10.00 - £10.00
Tonight Riley Stone-Lonergan and his group will revisit a selection of their favourite Coltrane compositions from the pivotal years of this giant's work.
Riley Stone-Lonergan – Tenor Saxophone
Rick Simpson – Piano
Tim Thornton – Bass
Tim Giles - Drums
John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina. During the 1940s and '50s, he continued to develop his craft as a saxophonist and composer, working with famed musicians/bandleaders Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Coltrane turned the jazz world on its head with his virtuosic , innovative playing that was thrillingly dense and fluid in its understanding of the genre; his ground-breaking playing and vision could be heard on the now revered albums Giant Steps, My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme, among others. He died prematurely at only 40 years old in 1967, on Long Island, New York but the legacy of his music continues to influence all spheres of modern music to this very day. Choosing to play the saxophone and study jazz music will inevitably lead to being touched by the masters of the instrument. Riley and his group will revisit a selection of their favourite Coltrane compositions from the pivotal years of this giants work.
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, 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.
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
ENTRY ON THE DOOR OR PREBOOKING MON-THURS
£10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolest late night hang.
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