TAKE a journey through the American song book from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn to Joni Mitchell, with an exciting trio of brilliant jazz musicians at the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Friday 8th December.
The line-up of legendary UK saxophonist Iain Ballamy (Hermeto Pascoal, Loose Tubes, Norma Winstone), singer Ian Shaw and brilliant young pianist Jamie Safir (Will Young, Elaine Delmar, Kylie Minogue) will be playing songs from their 2019 recording, What’s New (Silent Wish Records).
This album was a timely coming together of three players whose collective interest in ‘the moment’ – ie musical improvisation, combined with a true love of classic song forms – makes the live experience a truly magical evening.
The material is about human connections – friendships, relationships, positive and otherwise – and plunders 80 years of the popular song form. These are fresh arrangements of songs of love and hope – from the title song to Bernstein’s Some Other Time, the Bacharach/David classics Alfie and You’ll Never Get To Heaven and works by Legrand, Jobim and Ellington.