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Jazz meets Bristol Symphony with Gareth Lockrane Quartet and Dakhla Brass

Saturday June 22, 2019 at 20:00
Clifton Cathedral, Bristol
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Jazz meets Bristol Symphony 2019

For the third in its Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony concerts, conductor William Goodchild and the Orchestra are collaborating with two exciting and cutting edge combos. London-based jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane - his big band having just scooped Best Big Band in the 2018 British Jazz Awards - brings his quartet to Bristol and will be performing pieces especially arranged for Bristol Symphony from his latest album, Fistfight at the Barndance, which is available on Whirlwind Records. Also on the billing – and to open the night’s performance - is Bristol-based sextet, Dakhla Brass, who will join the Orchestra to play tunes from the band’s latest and highly acclaimed album, Murmur, (Impossible Arc Records). Come early and enjoy a drink on the terrace before this feast of Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony begins.

Gareth Lockrane Quartet

Gareth and Kate have been performing and recording together for over 10 years in various ensembles of Kate's, including quartet, quintet and septet line-ups.

For Kate, this is the second collaboration with conductor William Goodchild and orchestra, having launched Interplay Series: Bill Evans and The Impressionists for jazz trio and orchestra at the 2014 Bristol Jazz Festival.

A stalwart of the Bristol jazz scene, acclaimed double bassist Will Harris has performed with Andy Sheppard, Nikki Iles and David Newton, as well as legendary New York saxophonist Chris Potter, with whom he toured as part of the Inner City Ensemble.

?Drummer Dave Smith is best known for his work with Robert Plant and the Sensation Space Shifters, Fofoulah and Afro-Blues group Juju. As co-founder of The Loop Collective, Dave is part of some of the most adventurous, and accessible, musical projects in the UK including Strobes, Cloudmakers Trio, Outhouse, MA and Splice.

The Music

The programme will feature pieces arranged by Gareth and Kate especially for tonight's concert. Gareth has chosen three original compositions from his acclaimed big band album Fistfight at the Barndance.

Gareth says:

Do it, is inspired by a lifetime of watching 70s cop movies, written to the exact tempo that Dirty Harry strides through the streets of San Fransisco, with a trail of wreckage behind him!

We'll never meet again, is a ballad that has always been a tune of mine that I like to revisit in the big band and I’m looking forward to giving it the orchestral treatment.

One for Junia, is greatly inspired by the South African pianist Bheki Mseleku, one of my biggest influences and collaborators before his death in 2008.

Kate has arranged one tune from the American Songbook, the lush and beautiful Spring Is Here by Rodgers and Hart, a Bill-Evans-inspired original, Soon Enough, and a hard-swinging original Strange but True (from her album Atlas and Vulcana) which will feature Lockrane with all his brilliance and invention.

Dakhla Brass

The programme will feature Bristol-based instrumental sextet Dakhla Brass has a unique signature sound: a lattice-work of intricate brass lines over simmering drums. Tonight the band is delighted to be expanding its palette across the spectrum of an entire orchestra, in brand new arrangements of tunes from its latest album Murmur (Impossible Ark Records, 2018). From the poignant New Orleans funeral march of The Last Host, to the crashing anthemic riffs of 5000 What?, via the playful schizophrenia of Insomnia Somnia and the minimalist crescendo of One Wicker Wisp, this is music of power, craft, tenderness and wit, delivered with energy and poise by an indisputably unique musical collective.

Clifton Cathedral
Clifton Park
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