Location: Wem Town Hall
Two jazz giants with a mix of choice standards, bebop classics, beautiful Latin American melodies and some originals. Jazz Reviews of their debut Paper Jam CD include: ‘Performing live is very much their natural habitat and this engaging series of musical conversations and dialogues cover an impressive musical and emotional range, embracing a wide variety of moods and musical styles while retaining a genuine sense of élan and joie de vivre!’
CHRIS GARRICK, having met Jaco Pastorius, Olivier Messiaen, Nigel Kennedy, and Stephane Grappelli before the age of 10, has gone on to forge his own style which also reflects his contemporary interests. He has worked with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Biréli Lagrène, Dolly Parton, All About Eve, Van Morrison and Brian Ferry and leads the The Budapest Cafe Orchestra. He is widely recognised, both by the jazz and classical worlds as the country’s leading jazz violinist.
DAVID GORDON studied maths and logic before embarking on a career as jazz pianist, harpsichordist and composer. Regularly commissioned by festivals and fellow musicians to compose, he also tours and records with his own international jazz trio, whilst gracing concert halls around the world as harpsichordist with top orchestras and soloists.
“A genuine rapport allied to their immense technical skill...these musical exchanges are consistently full of interest – there’s always something exciting going on.” Telegraph
“Bucket loads of rapport, call and response, cryptic copycat and overt playfulness abound...full to the brim with ideas” What’s On