14 November 2017 19:30 | £25
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Cambridge International Jazz Festival 2017
‘translucently beautiful’ The Guardian
Andy Sheppard's 'Beyond the Dancing Sun' marks the saxophonists fourth album as a leader for ECM. Following the highly acclaimed 'Surrounded by Sea' which granted Sheppard the 'European Jazz Musician of the Year' award from the prestigious Academie du Jazz 'Beyond the Dancing Sun' sees the quartet exploring new directions confirming their status of a band taking contemporary jazz on to new horizons.
An ECM recording artist, bandleader and composer, Andy Sheppard is one of Europe’s leading saxophonists and one of a very few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene, playing and writing for settings from solo to big band and chamber orchestra. Sheppard has composed over 350 works that incorporate a strong and characteristic sense of lyricism alongside a very personal use of rhythms from Asia, Africa and South America.