Monday 17th June 2019
£25.00 - £45.00
Line-Up: JEAN TOUSSAINT SEXTET
JEAN TOUSSAINT tenor/soprano sax
BYRON WALLEN trumpet
DENNIS ROLLINS trombone
JASON REBELLO piano
ALEC DANKWORTH bass
SHANE FORBES drums
Born in the US Virgin Islands and raised in New York, Grammy-winning US jazz saxophone giant Jean Toussaint began his international career as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1982. After four and a half years in the band alongside Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Lonnie Plaxico and Mulgrew Miller, he settled in London, quickly becoming a key figure in British jazz. Toussaint has maintained a considerable presence as bandleader in Europe, especially in Britain and France, and worked in the groups of Americans such as McCoy Tyner, Max Roach, Cedar Walton, Gil Evans and Jeff 'Tain' Watts.
Tate Song features Toussaint's working quartet of pianist Andrew McCormack, bassist Larry Bartley and drummer Troy Miller. The set includes originals by Toussaint and McCormack, plus the standard ‘These Foolish Things’ and Milton Nascimento’s ‘Vera Cruz’. Following his 2010 release Live In Paris And London, which The Independent described as "a state-of-the-art disquisition on both sax technique and post-bop jazz", Tate Song is Toussaint’s tenth album and includes liner notes by pianist/broadcaster Julian Joseph. Following its release on February 24th the band, also known as JT4, will perform fourteen UK dates in March, including a headlining show at Ronnie Scott's, London.
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