Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet

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“Both his composing talents and his propulsive bass-playing are currently hot UK jazz news” declared The Guardian of Mullov-Abbado, just one of several critical notices that have come his way since winning the prestigious Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize in 2014. Other recent accolades awarded this outstandingly talented musician include the 2014 Dankworth Prize for composition and being chosen as a 2017 BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Today's gig showcases his writing for a sextet comprising some of his noteworthy contemporaries (including rising trumpet star James Davison, a player whose eclectic approach seems to find a home in any jazz context), featuring music from their album Cross-Platform Interchange (voted among The Guardian's top jazz releases of 2015), which the leader describes as encompassing “a broad spectrum of music in the classical, jazz and pop genres as well folk traditions [and] chorale-based and contemporary-classical styles...influenced by Bach and Brahms right through to Stravinsky and Bartok and beyond.”

For those who doubt that fusing such disparate approaches can ever truly succeed, let alone become workable as jazz, Mullov-Abbado's band is welcome proof that they can.

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Saturday October 6, 1:00pm

  • > Misha Mullov-Abbado - Double Bass
  • > James Davison - Trumpet
  • > Matthew Herd - Alto Sax
  • > Sam Rapley - Tenor Saxophone
  • > Liam Dunachie - Piano
  • > Scott Chapman - Drums