Artist / Band
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
26 (Friday) 23:15 - 27 (Saturday) 00:30
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) is joined by master Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, indisputably one of the world’s great bass players, to
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) is joined by master Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, indisputably one of the world’s great bass players, to celebrate the life and work of a truly extraordinary jazz musician: Charles Mingus.
The repertoire and reputation of Mingus represent one man’s forceful vision for orchestral jazz, and his powerful challenge to orthodoxy that is vindicated by a musical legacy that remains relevant, inspiring and influential to this day.
Together the SNJO and Arild explore the multi-chambered music of Charles Mingus with improvisational inventiveness, artistry and imagination.
“Of all the many hours of music that the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has played…..it’s the ensemble’s affinity with Charles Mingus that’s the most striking. The orchestra celebrated this most characterful of jazzmen’s work in the early years of this century with a firecracker of a
concert with its distinguished guest, Norwegian double bass master Arild Andersen, metaphorically brawling, reeling and positively rocking in rhythm ’n’ hymns.” Glasgow Herald *****