Andrew McCormack : Jazz from the Academy featuring Adele Sauros
Tuesday 4th December 2018 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £10.00
“impressive…An intrepid pianist….Excitement and economy in hypnotising balance.”
8:00pm: Andrew McCormack
Andrew launched his solo career in 2006 with his debut album, 'Telescope', which was greeted with considerable critical acclaim and led to him receiving the BBC Jazz Award for ‘Rising Star’. He has performed with numerous distinguished jazz musicians since then, including Randy Brecker, Courtney Pine and Jamie Cullum and is currently a pivotal player in both the Jean Toussaint quartet and the Kyle Eastwood Band. With his own trio his second album, “First Light”, received 5 Stars from BBC Music Magazine and his latest “All-Star” group “Graviton” has taken things even further, bringing together some of the most acclaimed musicians on the UK jazz scene, including the Award winning Sons of Kemet saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and Mercury Prize nominee Eska on vocals. As well as a fluent and exciting pianist Andrew has more recently established himself as composer and arranger of some note, with works that include a major commission for the London Symphony Orchestra that premiered at the Barbican and contributions to the score and orchestrations of three of Clint Eastwood’s recent films. For this 606 date Andrew will return to the trio setting that has served him so well, choosing the outstanding rhythm section of Tom Herbert (Polar Bear) & Shane Forbes (Empirical) to lend their consummate musicianship to what Andrew describes as “the ‘standard’ jazz repertoire in the same vein as the classic Keith Jarrett/Bill Evans/Brad Mehldau trios of the past”. Andrew is truly a world class musician and we’re delighted to welcome him back to the 606. “McCormack…One of the most exciting talents on the UK jazz scene.” Straight No Chaser; "the pianist’s classical precision, unfolding group narratives and swaggering sense of swing kept a full house on its toes” Financial Times; “McCormack …brilliant” BBC Radio 6; “The highest level of musicianship you could possibly get together in one band” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2; “...formidable...a glistening pianist” City News-New York; “delightful…fresh and light…all testify to McCormack’s arrival on the jazz world stage” Guardian****
9:45pm: Jazz from the Academy featuring Adele Sauros
This gig is being presented in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Music, and is part of the Club’s ongoing policy of providing a platform for younger musicians. Tonight the featured musician will be the impressive Finnish saxophonist Adele Sauros with her quartet (Will Barry-piano, Joe Downard-bass, Marc Michel-drums).