Friday 31st March. 20:00 – 22:30.
At Crookes Social Club
Full £14, Concessions £11, Student with NUS card £7, 15 – 18 year olds £2, Under 15s Free. Advance tickets from http://sivtickets.com/event/sheffieldjazzspring2017
Tony Kofi: alto sax; Byron Wallen: trumpet; Larry Bartley: bass; Rod Youngs: drums
Contemporary jazz of the sixties played by great musicians passionate about the style. Tony Kofi has been involved with many world class jazz projects led by others over the years – e.g. The World Saxophone Quartet. Here he has put together a project which draws inspiration from one of the game changers of the last century, Ornette Coleman. In addition to his forays into free jazz Ornette was a composer of really good tunes, some of which have become jazz standards.
The band was formed last year as a result of Tony being asked in 2010 by New York to record on Jamaladeen Tacuma’s album “For the love of Ornette” which featured the great man himself. The influence has inspired Tony to put together this collective of world-class musicians who have all been touched and inspired by the music of Ornette Coleman.
In addition to his forays into free jazz Ornette was a composer of really good tunes, some of which have become jazz standards. Tony had the opportunity to work with Ornette Coleman during his tours with Ornette Coleman’s former Prime Time bass player Jamaaladeen Tacumatogoto playing Coleman material. He particularly admires Ornette’s giving of his entire self to any performance and hopes to emulate this himself. Expect to hear all the classic compositions from The Shape of Jazz to Come, His is Our Music, Something Else, Tomorrow is the Question, and Beauty is a Rare Thing.