Jim Rattigan’s Triplicity
This highly unusual combination of french horn, violin and piano (hardly ever heard in jazz) makes the sound of this trio unmistakable with three outstanding musicians, Jim Rattigan, Dominic Ingham and Liam Noble performing Jim's fascinating, completely original music
“The magical sound combination of french horn, violin and piano is used in classical music and I wanted to introduce the jazz world to this highly original instrumentation. The inspiration for my compositions, which we recorded for the album Triplicity, comes from many different sources. For instance ‘Barton Glebe' is loosely based on the opening of the Brahms horn trio and 'Sweet Tamarind', an uplifting waltz, is inspired by the music of Bill Evans. To be back performing live after such an enforced break is wonderful as it is what we live for. To be part of the EFG London Jazz Festival makes this even more special.”
Jim Rattigan has performed all over the world both as a jazz soloist and as a band member of various groups including the Michael Brecker Quindectet, the Charlie Haden / Carla Bley Liberation Music Orchestra, the McCoy Tyner Big Band, Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice, Jim has toured and recorded with Kenny Wheeler, Brad Mehldau, Mike Gibbs and the Hans Koller band with Steve Swallow and Bill Frizzell. Mark lockheart, Julian Arguelles, Irakere, BBC Big Band, Guy Barker Big Band and the London Sinfonietta. He has recorded 6 albums under his own name. Jim was a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for 6 years before leaving to concentrate on jazz and composition. He has played on numerous film scores including several James Bond movies and Lord Of The Rings. His own music has been used for film T.V. and radio. Jim has worked with many pop artists including, Paul McCartney, George Michael,Damon Albarn, Adele, Paloma Faith. He has also toured with Nigel Kennedy and Tony Bennett and recorded with the Folk singer June Tabor. Jim was recently awarded an ARAM from the Royal Academy for his contribution to music.