Sunday 25th July 2021
£20.00 - £25.00
Celebrating the magic and glamour of Frank Sinatra's music and life. Frank Cognoscenti performs as Frank Sinatra in a range of unique shows spanning Sinatra's incredible career.
Line-up: FRANK COGNOSCENTI vocals; JAMES TREWEEK MD, piano; PETE CATER drums; ALEC DANKWORTH bass; STEPHEN VINTNER vibraphone; PETE ROTH guitar; MICHAEL COATES saxophone, flute, clarinet
Frank Cognoscenti and his Sextet return once more to pay homage to Sinatra’s tour of ‘1962’ which included nights at the Royal Festival Hall and Paris Lido. As one of only two tours Sinatra ever performed with the sextet line up featuring the rhythm section of drums, bass, piano and guitar complemented by alto sax and vibraphone.
These condensed arrangements of American songbook standards and others written at the time, are widely regarded as the pinnacle of Sinatra’s career with his voice at its peak is a thrilling snapshot of Sinatra’s busiest period.
The show follows the original pattern of songs with the band’s Neil Hefty arrangements faithfully transcribed from the original concerts. The late David Jacobs who presented and introduced the original Royal Festival Hall show in 1962 recorded an opening introduction which sets the scene beautifully. We are forever in his debt for taking the time to give such a major contribution to this project.
Website Link Frank’s Place https://franksplace.co.uk/62-sextet/