Harold Mabern Trio + SUPPORT Ronnie Scott's All-Stars

Monday 27th May 2019 - Tuesday 28th May 2019
Dates: Monday 27th May - Tuesday 28th May Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £47.50 Book Your Tickets
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Dates:

Monday 27th May 2019
- Tuesday 28th May 2019

Doors open time

First House
18:00

Ticket Prices:

£30.00 - £47.50

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Line-up:

Harold Mabern (piano)

Conor Chaplin (bass),

Joe Farnsworth (drums)

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He is one of jazz’s most enduring and dazzlingly skilled pianists - having toured with jazz guitar great Wes Montgomery in the mid-1960's. Harold was born in Memphis, a city that produced saxophonists George Coleman and Charles Lloyd, pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. and trumpeter Booker Little. He was an unsung hero of the 1960s hardbop scene, performing and recording with many of its finest artists, and only in recent years has he begun to garner appreciation for his long-running legacy in jazz and the understated power of his talent; as critic Gary Giddins has written, “With the wind at his back, he can sound like an ocean roar.”

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During his over half-century on the scene as sideman and leader, he has played and recorded with such greats as Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, just to name a few. “I was never concerned with being a leader, I just always wanted to be the best sideman I could be. Be in the background so you can shine through.”

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Mabern explains a little about his background and its influence on his music:

“There were some fine jazz musicians in Memphis, like Phineas Newborn, Jr., who I’ve always said was a musical genius. But if you wanted to make a living as a jazz musician in Memphis, you were also forced to play rhythm and blues music. At the time, we all thought it was taking away from our time with jazz. But now I realize what a joy it was. It takes a special kind of feel that all great improvisers like Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown understood. In fact, I think of myself as a bluespianist who understands jazz.”

“Every day, even when I’m not practicing, I’m thinking about music. Most of the songs I’ve ever written are away from the piano while I’m walking down the street humming and whistling.”

View Harold on the piano with Wes Montgomery in 1965 below:

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Supporting Artist/Band

+ SUPPORT Ronnie Scott's All-Stars

Line-up:

Natalie Williams (vocals)

Alex Garnett (saxophone)

James Pearson (piano)

Sam Burgess (bass)

Chris Higginbottom (drums)

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars perform a vast repertoire of jazz music and is comprised of house musicians as seen in the Ronnie Scott’s Quintet. This dynamic groups is lead by the incredibly talented James Pearson. 


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Dates: Monday 27th May - Tuesday 28th May Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £47.50 Book Your Tickets
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