Wednesday 6th October 2021
£35.00 - £50.00
Line-up: JEREMY PELT trumpet; JALEN BAKER vibraphone; ARCOIRIS SANDOVAL piano; JONATHAN MICHEL bass; ALLAN MEDNARD drums
Jeremy Pelt presents ‘Griot – This Is Important!’
Jeremy Pelt is regarded as the finest of his generation - fiery trumpeter evoking the highly-charged melodic styles of hard bop icons Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Brown with nuanced tenderness on ballads.
Pelt brings his latest project Griot – This Is Important!, as documented on his current album release which combines specially composed music and selected interviews with the music’s great story-tellers such as Bertha Hope, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Larry Willis, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper and René Marie.
Griot is defined as a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa. It is this very concept that inspired trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and now, author, Jeremy Pelt to seek out generations of amazing Black storytellers of America’s indigenous music, Jazz, to record their stories and bring it to the fore.
Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre's greatest masters. These projects include performances and recordings with Ravi Coltrane, Frank Foster, Winard Harper, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, John Hicks, Charli Persip, Ralph Peterson, Lonnie Plaxico, Bobby Short, Cedar Walton, Frank Wess, Nancy Wilson and The Skatalites, to name a few.
Pelt has performed alongside such notable ensembles as the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Big Band and is a member of the Lewis Nash Septet and The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band featuring Louis Hayes.
As a leader, Pelt has recorded many albums and has toured globally with his various ensembles, appearing at many major jazz festivals and concert venues.
Pelt's recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal by legendary jazz writer and producer, Nat Hentoff, and was voted Rising Star on the trumpet, five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association. Pelt is currently touring throughout the United States and Europe in support of his latest release, "Jeremy Pelt - The Artist"
Website link: http://www.jeremypelt.net