19 novembre 2016

E' per questo pomeriggio al Kings Place a Londra l'appuntamento del pubblico del London Jazz Festival con Mike Westbrook per la presentazione del suo album per solo piano Paris. Accompagnerà il concerto una conversazione guidata da Philip Clark.

Composer Mike Westbrook, ‘Britain’s most innovative Big Band leader’ (The Wire) is 80 this year and he celebrated this milestone by releasing the album A Bigger Show with his 22-piece Uncommon Orchestra. The Orchestra made its London debut before a capacity crowd at Kings Place in May, a concert described in Jazzwise as ‘ambitious, unapologetic and uncategorisable’. This time, in complete contrast, as part of the London Jazz Festival, Mike returns to Kings Place to give a solo performance and to launch his latest album Paris which was recorded in Paris in July. In a 75-minute set Mike improvises on themes from his own musical history and on songs written in collaboration with his wife, artist, vocalist and librettist Kate Westbrook, and with references across the spectrum of genres: Jazz classics, Pop music and the Blues.
The performance will be followed by a conversation between Mike Westbrook and the musician and music journalist Philip Clark. ‘Mike Westbrook has produced music that is by turns exciting, thoughtful and thought-provoking’ (London Jazz).