Monday 25th February 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
USA Spotlight Special presented by Alex Garnett
Caleb W Curtis –Alto Sax
Kenny Pexton – Tenor Sax/Clarinet
Andrew McCormack – Piano (U.K)
Adam Cote – Bass
Shawn Baltazar – Drums
“Freebird” featuring Jason Moran (Sunnyside Records), is the latest record from the group” Walking Distance” and mutates the music of Charlie Parker by smashing, stretching, and deconstructing his virtuosic melodies - creating new modern, contemporary, humorous and vital music, powered by acclaimed pianist Jason Moran. By enlisting Grammy-nominated producer/mixer Ben Rubin to construct a unique sound palate for each song, Freebird transformed into an epic journey of a record, each song its own world. The combination of virtuoso performances with sonic storytelling has resulted in an album that retains the sound and feel of acoustic jazz while setting a new standard for the way jazz records can sound. Tonight’s New York based group will perform a selection from their new album and revisit some old classics joined by UK pianist Andrew McCormack
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
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).
Tell us what you think of Walking Distance plays 'Freebird': Re-imagining Charlie Parker (USA SPECIAL) below..