Brown and Blue, presented by the Paul Higgs Quartet
Paul Higgs presents an programme of tunes by the legendary trumpet players, Clifford Brown and Blue Mitchell, illustrating both Clifford Brown’s and Blue Mitchell's virtuosic technique and brilliant inventiveness in their exploration of the Hard Bop and Bebop styles.
Paul Higgs (trumpet)
Neil Angilley (piano)
Neil Bullock (drums)
Jerome Davies (double bass)
Ace jazz trumpeter Paul Higgs plays with a sublime tone and breathtaking technique. He has performed with Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Peggy Lee and Nancy Wilson. He has also performed in major concert venues around the world.
Paul Higgs presents an evening of tunes by the legendary trumpet players, Clifford Brown and Blue Mitchell. Paul illustrates both Clifford Brown’s and Blue Mitchell's virtuosic technique and brilliant inventiveness in their exploration of the Hard Bop and Bebop styles. Both had a great soulful lyricism and a sense of melody.
Mitchell’s lyricism was rounder and more restrained than that of Clifford Brown, the leading trumpeter of bebop’s second generation. Brown set the example for virtually every trumpet player in Mitchell’s generation, who sought to combine the virtuosity of early bebop with the listenability and soulfulness of rhythm and blues.
“I've never been sure if I'm a bigger fan of Paul’s trumpet playing or his marvellous composing talents as they're both monumental! Paul Higgs is a world-class composer and trumpet player.” (Digby Fairweather: BBC presenter (Radio 2 and 3), and jazz trumpeter)