A Requeim - combination of jazz and poetry
Saturday 20th July -
Following the outstanding success of his acclaimed jazz suite Fish Tales, comes, A Requiem, an exciting and ambitious commission of new music which brings together the dynamic compositional talents of the multi-award winning reeds player Alan Barnes, and guitarist Pat McCarthy, plus the creative imagination of poet Josie Moon.
Featuring a stellar line-up of international jazz musicians, A Requiem examines the impact of conflict on individuals across a century, and is an audacious, daring challenging, moving, but ultimately uplifting and soulful work, which invites the audience to both remember the history of conflict, and resolve to do better in the future.
Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. Best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers.
Pat McCarthy is regarded as one of the country's leading jazz guitar players, and also an outstanding composer and educator. He has led his own bands, and played and recorded with some of the top names in the jazz world.
Author, poet, composer, musician and singer, the very talented Josie Moon brings as much to the reading of her work as to the writing of it. Her poetry brings to life and complements the music of A Requiem.
tickets available from: JB flower Designs, Alford 01507 463666