Remembering Gil Evans with Andy Sheppard

35-47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA

A rare opportunity to see Andy Sheppard and Laurent Cugny perform together in celebration of the big band music of Gil Evans

In 1987, famous French arranger and composer Laurent Cugny invited Gil Evans to play with his orchestra, the Big Band Lumière for a 21 concert tour round Europe. Two famous discs were recorded: Rhythm A Ning and Golden Hair featuring Andy Sheppard who was a regular companion of Laurent Cugny during these years. These recordings are the last big band music Gil Evans recorded before his death a year later in 1988. 

Laurent leads a full band, featuring Andy Sheppard, mark the 30th anniversary of these recordings in their first UK performance together in many years. 

'Gil Evans isone of our most played artists on Dinner Jazz; he, along with Andy Sheppard should make for a fantastic Friday evening listen.'

Mark Walker, Jazz FM