Nat Steele Quartet ‘tribute to MJQ’
8.30pm (doors open 8pm)
£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)
Nat Steele (vibes), Daniel Di Lecce (d bass), Gabriel Latchin (piano) & Steve Brown (drums)
This swinging take on the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) of the 1950’s, celebrates his 5 star debut album of the same name. Jazz Choice of the Month in the December BBC Music Magazine, it has received rave reviews since its sell-out launch at Ronnie Scott’s.
‘Portrait of the MJQ’ is a special project for vibraphone player Nat Steele’s with its unique blend of subtlety and deep swing as it pays tribute to the fiery, boppish stylings of vibes pioneer Milt Jackson. Combined with this brilliant rhythm section the Quartet is guaranteed to do justice to its inspiration’s timeless music.
The MJQ were one of the most successful and influential jazz groups of the 20th century. They took jazz out of the club and into the concert hall increasing its popularity and reaching new audiences. Early pioneers of ‘third stream’ fusion, they combined classical compositional techniques with jazz improvisation.
‘Nat Steele is one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced.’
‘A refreshing treat for the ears’ 5 stars
Rebecca Franks, BBC Music Magazine
“Jazz Choice” of the month, December 2017
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