Marcin Wasilewski Trio + Fred Thomas
15 Nov 2019
LONDON Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
After a terrific set at the Love Supreme festival, pianist Christian Sands comes to London with Luques Curtis and Terreon Gully to celebrate Erroll Garner, with an opening set from sensational saxophonist Camilla George.
Sands is a force of nature with his technique, pace and fresh look at the entire language of jazz. After having toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appearing on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter, in 2018 Sands was named creative ambassador of The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the legacy of the late great pianist Erroll Garner.
Sands has that same affable understanding of the audience as he recognises their innate desire to be entertained as well as enlightened. He says ‘pop music is essential in jazz. It’s new melodies, it’s new stories, or same stories told in different ways. Jazz is about storytelling and pop music has a unique story to tell'
‘ An exquisite understanding of writing material that speaks on its own and equally feeds the fires of improvisation ’
‘ His chameleon-like style is reflective of a passion and love of jazz that make trying to define him simply impossible. ’
'It doesn’t matter how many times I see Christian Sands perform, he still manages to surprise me with each performance! He has a joie de vivre that is infectious, his technique is ridiculous that it’s hardly surprising that he is one of the most sought-after pianists in jazz! Miss this at your peril!'