In this hard driving concert, two multi- award winning giants of British Jazz - Mark Nightingale on trombone and Alan Barnes on saxophones - lead an all star sextet in new arrangements – created specially for this evening, of just some of the original, Great Jazz Tunes.
The 20th Century spanned 100 years of Creative Great Jazz Tunes: original, unique, long lasting, jazz compositions.
Whilst jazz musicians were, and continue to be, ready to improvise and syncopate melodies and chord sequences, originally written as songs - and many from Broadway shows, the greatest Jazz numbers were composed and arranged specifically as vehicles for instrumental jazz giants.
Normally you would be lucky to hear just a few Great Jazz Tunes in any one concert and would have to spend time, money and lots of energy across many evenings to hear several
Tonight, in just one concert you can hear, from start to finish, nothing other than Great Jazz Tunes.
Here’s a few mouth- watering examples of what the Sextet have ready for you.
April In Paris – Count Basie
Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Joy Spring – Clifford Brown
Nardis – Miles Davis
Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
Senor Blues – Horace Silver
Take The A Train – Billy Strayhorn
and several more Great Jazz Tunes
Playing the Great Jazz Tunes, along with Mark Nightingale and Alan Barnes, are the all star line up of
James Davison – trumpet,
Graham Harvey – Piano,
Jeremy Brown – double bass
Ian Thomas -drums
“Mark Nightingale tells the trombone what to do and does not allow it to set the parameters for his improvisations… tremendous fluency and flair”.- Leonard Feather
“Alan Barnes stylistic range is quite phenomenal… He has a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style without actually imitating anyone.”- Dave Gelly