Andy Sheppard Trio marks an unprecedented encounter between the masterful saxophonist Andy Sheppard, the Italian jazz icon pianist Rita Marcotulli and one of the most prominent bassists in the European circuit, the French bassist Michel Benita. Three highly individual musicians, all of which had a big role in shaping what we call the sound of European jazz today.
In this new trio, Sheppard has the opportunity to develop an entire programme of new compositions, taking a spirited fresh approach to his writting for this project, honouring jazz in its tradition but allowing free space for interpretation by the elements of the trio. Collectively exploring the possibilities of improvisation and interplay, the music is anchored in structure but open to lyricism, free to choose new paths and take on different directions in the making.
“Together they created a cinematic sound that was simply beautiful.” Jazzwise
“…this new trio has an extra magic to it” M. Collins London Jazz News
Supported by York Music Forum Jazz Ensemble 7.20pm – 7.40pm
The NCEM is proud to work with young jazz players across the city and our developing relationship with York Music Forum.
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