Bill Laurance & WDR Big Band
25 Nov 2018
A rare treat – the supremely gifted bassist and composer Avishai Cohen celebrates the tenth anniversary of the release of his milestone recording Gently Disturbed, in an exclusive UK performance.
A consummate trio features two more of today’s jazz movers and shakers in pianist Shai Maestro and drummer Mark Guiliana. This promises to be an occasion to savour, breathing invigorating new life into music that represented a turning point for its creators in its original conception a decade ago.
'Overflowing with wit and gently understated feeling. A masterpiece of contained dynamism’
Opening the concert is My Iris - a new band fronted by Trish Clowes. Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, Clowes provides her bandmates Ross Stanley (piano/Hammond organ), Chris Montague (guitar) and James Maddren (drums) with a unique platform for individual expression, delivering driving grooves and lingering melodic lines.
Awesome foursome… impeccable