Alto-sax master Tony Kofi – winner in the BBC Jazz Awards, Parliamentary Jazz Awards and with Album of the year achievements fronts this celebration of the jazz giant Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley, who was one of the best-loved figures in post-war jazz.
Hailed as ‘the new Bird’ on his emergence, he made historic recordings with Miles Davis and John Coltrane as well as having many crossover hits as a pioneer of soul-jazz. Spanning bebop to jazz- funk. Adderley was a unfailingly inventive and communicative virtuoso.
With Andy Davies - trumpet, Alex Webb-piano, Andrew Cleyndert double bass and Alfonso Vitale – drums, the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s. The repertoire includes Adderley brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, Work Song, Del Sasser, Sack o’Woe and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - as well as a guest vocal spot by Deelee Dubéexploring the memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson.
“Kofi’s improvising has an arrestingly raw power” – The Guardian
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JBGB Events 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival presentation at TOP Studio from November 15-24, is our third and biggest yet series. We’ve tried to cater for all possible tastes.
There are three band events with the returns of last years sold out performers Down For The Count’sBig Band Bash: the remarkable Gareth Lockrane Big Band, andDixieMix with more New Orleans Early Years music
Evocative concerts feature the music of two saxophone giants, Stan Getz & Cannonball Adderley, with two more presenting today’s stars Derek Nash and Alexander Bone plus the samba infused music from Brazil with Luiz Morais
Award winning vocalists Georgia Mancio and Gabrielle Ducomble present the music of wonderful women and Parisian Jazz & Tango.
With the Alan Barnes Octet of UK Jazz Greats, performing his Sherlock Holmes Suite - sub titled “The Sound Of The Baskervilles”, audiences at TOP Studio are in for a 10 day treat across eleven concerts.