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100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Performers

Pete Long
saxophones, flute, trumpet
Enrico Tomasso
trumpet, trombone, vocals
Nick Dawson
piano, clarinet, vocals
Dave Chamberlain
bass, guitars, banjo, piano, drums
Richard Pite
drums, sousaphone, double bass
Georgina Jackson
vocals, trumpet

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ANOTHER 100 Years of Jazz
Saturday 24 September 2016, 7.30pm
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Returning to Cadogan Hall after its sell out debut at the venue in 2013 this show encompasses the history of jazz from its beginnings in Ragtime through to the present day. The six multi-instrumental jazz virtuosi create a highly entertaining journey through the decades taking in everything from New Orleans to Be Bop, Swing to Latin, Hot to Cool, from Chicago and New York to around the world. An A to Z of jazz’s biggest names from Louis Armstrong to Joe Zawinul interspersed with fascinating and humorous stories from the music’s history.

‘Listening to this remarkably versatile small band of musicians tackle the contemporary jazz of Abdullah Ibrahim with the same fervour and intensity as they produced for Miles Davis’s ‘Kind of Blue’ or Sidney Bechet’s 1920s romping New Orleans jazz was a tremendous experience. Every era is evoked with complete conviction, during the musical equivalent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, in which none of the major musical soliloquies gets left out.’ (Alyn Shipton – Radio 3’s Jazz Library, The Times)

‘In Pete Long, reeds player, raconteur, bandleader and all-round wit, we have a genuine home-grown treasure. If his projects – ‘Echoes of Ellington’ chief among them – have attracted few column inches in the past, it is partly because Long, who knows this music inside out, appears to wear his expertise so lightly. In another life, he might easily have been a vaudeville entertainer.’ (Clive Davis – The Times)

‘Amazingly, Pite’s small-but-perfectly-formed quintet does exactly what it says on the flyer. Their pell-mell virtuosity enables them to cross the decades and vault the stylistic hurdles with ease. Genuinely needs to be seen to be believed. Don’t miss out!’ (Peter Vacher – Jazz UK)

‘Richard Pite’s brilliant 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes eschewed cheap send-ups but was in fact full of real information delivered with humour; this set should be on every festival programme.’ (Brian Balin – Jazz UK)

‘Richard Pite’s One Hundred Years of Jazz thrilled the audience with technical virtuosity, entertained them with sharp and informative links between tunes and at the end of the set won a standing ovation. Simply brilliant!’
(Fred Lindup – Swanage Jazz Festival)

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