Tim Whitehead featuring Giovanni Mirabassi
Wednesday 13th November 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
““Tim Whitehead...the finest tenor player in Britain today''”
Tim Whitehead is renowned throughout the UK, Europe and the USA as a remarkable performer and composer with a dazzling CV. In the 70’s he toured with Ian Carr’s “Nucleus” winning the Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award on the way. In the 80’s he was a member of the ground breaking big band Loose Tubes and in the 90’s he made several critically acclaimed albums, winning The Andrew Milne Award for Jazz, as well as the BBC Music Magazine Jazz Album of the Year. In 2009 he was the first ever musician to be made Artist in Residence at Tate Britain, resulting in a number of brilliant gigs, a highly acclaimed album “Colour Beginnings” and a short-listing for the British Composer Of The Year Award. The fluent and melodic Paris based pianist Giovanni Mirabassi himself has a string of albums and awards to his name, including the prestigious “Victoires du Jazz” and “Best Album of the Year”. A performer of International standard he has variously been described as “gifted” (John Fordham) and as “one of Europe’s most compelling musicians” (Brian Morton). In 2006, Tim and Giovanni recorded the album ‘Lucky Boys’ with co-leader status and sharing the compositional duties, which they subsequently toured in UK and France. Following a gig in Paris to celebrate the 20th year of Giovanni’s career they have now rekindling their professional relationship and we are pleased and excited to welcome the 2019 version of this fabulous quartet. The music this evening will not only include material from the “Lucky Boys” project but will also be extended to include material from Tim’s “Colour Beginnings” compositions and his “Wake Up Call” album together with work by contemporary jazz artists Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny and, of course, some originals from Giovanni. They will also feature contemporary classics from composers such as Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. Making up the rest of the quartet will be Andy Cleyndert-bass and Tom Hooper-drums. This is a rare London gig from this International quartet and highly recommended.
“The finest tenor player in Britain today'' Jazz Review; “Whitehead is one of the most creative, exciting and passionate saxophonists in Europe” A Rough Guide; “Whitehead and Mirabassi…the playing and interaction is incredible” JazzMann