Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017
Scott Hamilton Quartet
LONDON The Other Palace
12 Palace Street Westminster
Another artist, also flying in especially, in this case from his home in Italy, for his Festival debut is Scott Hamilton, one of the all time great American saxophone players with his established trio of UK musicians to play compelling swinging jazz standards and original compositions.
Scott Hamilton, born in Rhode Island, moved to New York in 1976, getting to work with Roy Eldridge, Anita O’Day, Hank Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Vic Dickenson and Jo Jones. Scott’s first recording date followed. He joined the Benny Goodman orchestra, continuing to work with Goodman until the early 1980s. In 1977 he formed and recorded with his own quartet and along the way made albums with Tony Bennett, Ruby Braff, John Bunch, Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman, Dave McKenna, Gerry Mulligan, Buddy Tate & Concord All Stars.
More than fifty albums later he is still recording having made many under his own leadership, several with his regular British quartet appearing with him tonight – John Pearce – piano, Dave Green – double bass and Steve Brown – drums.
'Following a Scott Hamilton solo is like listening to a great conversationalist in full flow. First comes the voice, the inimitable, assured sound of his tenor saxophone, then the informal style and f inally the amazing fluency and eloquent command of the jazz language.' (Dave Gelly )