Chris Biscoe’s “Mingus Profiles” sextet – support from DS Murray quartet
Saxman Chris Biscoe has brought together an all star sextet with Chris Biscoe sax and Tony Kofi on saxes/alto clarinet, Henry Lowther, Kate Williams, Larry Bartley and Stu Butterfield. These these top-class players to pay tribute to the genius of legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus and his music. The Sextet concentrates on Mingus’s musical portraits of friends, lovers, political enemies, musicians and one cat, with pieces from the classic ‘Ah Um’ at the core of the repertoire.. “Biscoe’s sparkling arrangements vividly capture Mingus’s sprawling, rumbustious energy”Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman“Seven Jazz introduces” DS Murray quartet in support from 8pmFormed in 2011 in response to a request by The Kinks’ Ray Davies for a band playing Mingus material on the Southbank Meltdown Festival , the Mingus Profiles Sextet concentrates on Charles Mingus’s musical portraits of friends, lovers, political enemies, musicians and one cat. Chris Biscoe, who contributes most of the arrangements, writes:"Mingus Ah Um was the first Mingus record I heard, the first I bought, and remains my favourite for the amazing variety of inspiring solos and arrangements it incorporates. It is inevitable that music featured on this record should be at the core of the band repertoire."
Seven Jazz introduces DS Murray quartet as the support band from 8pm
Doors Open at 7:45PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Seven, Leeds, LS7 3PD