Monday 17th December 2018
£10.00 - £10.00
Part of Alex Garnett’s “Monday night spotlight”
Danny Moss Jnr – Bass
Leon Greening – Piano
David Chamberlain - Guitar
Matt fishwick – Drums
Ray Brown first made his mark at age 19 when he went to New York City to join Dizzy Gillespie’s band at a time when the modern jazz revolution, spearheaded by saxophonist Charlie Parker, was just getting under way. Brown began reaching wider audiences in the late 1940s when he started working with singer Ella Fitzgerald (the couple married in 1947 and divorced in 1952), and from 1951 to 1966 he was a member of the Oscar Peterson Trio, considered by many to be the finest small group in jazz history. Beginning in 1952 he was a frequent performer on Norman Granz’s popular Jazz at the Philharmonic concert tours. Brown’s playing was characterized by magnificent tonal resonance, extremely subtle grasp of harmony, and astonishing technique.
After leaving Peterson’s trio in 1966, Brown settled in California, where he became a freelance and studio musician. He played on more than 2,000 recordings and worked with such musicians as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra. Brown continued to perform until his death.
Internationally renowned double bassist Danny Moss Jnr is an unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown and his propulsive lines and ‘long note’ style have earned him a considerable reputation. For many years Danny joined his illustrious parents for a 3 month extensive tour of festivals and Jazz clubs in Europe. Touring with Danny Moss senior and Jeanie Lambe and some of the greatest pianists and drummers in the world gave him a great kick start on the scene and a passion for jazz. Whilst Ray Brown was still in his prime, Danny flew to Chicago to listen to his idol who was appearing with his famed trio. During this week he played golf every day with Ray who was a golf ‘nut’. Danny, who is an ex Australasian Tour Pro was able to help Ray’s game, and at night soak up the wonderful bass playing of ‘The Master’!
From Monday to Saturday and following the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents UK’s finest talents in the Late Late Show. A late night ‘blowing session’ where invited guests and musical celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Lady Gaga, Christian Scott etc who happen to be in town are showcased – you never know who might drop by! Doors 11pm (weekdays) & 1am (weekends).
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