30 giugno 2018

Importanti iniziative a sostegno di Keith Tippett si tengono a Londra oggi, a Manchester e a Bristol la prossima settimana. Intervengono tra gli altri i Soft Machine guidati da John Etheridge, Paul Dunmall, Jim Dvorak, Gary Husband, Geoff Eales e a Bristol anche uno speciale Appreciation Ensemble alle prese con diverse partiture originali del Nostro.

The respected Bristol born composer, pianist and band leader Keith Tippett is currently recovering from two heart attacks coupled with a chest infection and pneumonia. The good news is that he is now out of hospital and is recuperating at home. As result of illness Keith has cancelled all engagements for this year and it will be some time before he will be well enough to perform or appear in public. On hearing this worrying news the jazz community have arranged a number of benefit gigs to raise money to help Keith & Julie and family through this difficult period. There are benefit concerts planned in London, Birmingham and Manchester: musicians taking part include Keith's friends, old band colleagues, ex-students or just players who feel their careers have been inspired by Keith's incredible music and want to show their support. The influence that Keith Tippett's music has had and his contribution to the history of British Jazz and European Improvised music can not be overstated and these gigs are meant to be an opportunity for us all to show our appreciation and help Keith at a time when he is unable to work and earn any money.