Gilad Atzmon & Alan Barnes: The Lowest Common Denominator
Thursday 3rd November 2016 -
Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon, two of Britain’s most celebrated virtuoso reed players, join forces for what they promise will be one of the definitive jazz nights in British history!
On the face of it their collaboration would seem as unlikely as chalk with cheese, but despite their different backgrounds and approaches, the two musicians share an immense passion for performance and a firm belief that a jazz audience is there not to be educated but to be entertained.
They also share a healthy sense of competition as Alan explains: “I love our gladiatorial, or even Giladiatorial exchanges; the music is lit by shafts of wit”.
Alan and Gilad promise to give the Great American Songbook a good shaking, dropping fruits of bop and post-bop and fermenting with outrageous originals from deep in the barrel. Expect an evening of humour and superb music by a specially put together band featuring Frank Harrison (piano, electronics), Yaron Stavi (bass), and Chris Higginbottom (drums).
We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email email@example.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.
Main: Beef goulash served with rice and soured cream / Ratatouille hotpot served with vegetables (v)
Dessert: White chocolate mousse