29 June 2019 19:30 £20 / £15 (under 16)
MARK LOCKHEART'S DAYS ON EARTH
"affecting melodies, endlessly inventive” - The Observer
“It’s the strength of the melodies that marks this out from the mass of Brit jazz” The Times ****
"striking sonorities and rhythmic trickery” Peter Quinn , The Arts Desk
‘integrity and boldness” Mojo
Mark Lockheart and Alice Leggett- saxes,
Rowland Sutherland -flute,
Laura Jurd- trumpet.
Liam Noble- piano,
John Parricelli- guitars,
Dave Smith - drums*
* Due to circumstances beyond our control Sebastian Rochford (advertised in our booklet) cannot make this date.
Mark Lockheart’s Days On Earth
"By the time you hear this music at tonight’s concert I would have been on earth for 21,274 days. This also means that I’ve been on earth for 3,039 weeks, 698 months, 510.000 hours, 30 million minutes and not far shy of 2 billion seconds. It doesn’t really bare thinking about, apart from the fact that the music you’re going to hear tonight is a culmination of many experiences over the 2 billion seconds that I’ve been on this planet.”
'Days On Earth' is perhaps Lockheart’s most ambitious and personal work to date. Composed over the last three years and recorded recently at Mark Knofler’s famous London studios the work features a jazz sextet and 30 piece orchestra.
Tonight’s concert is a special reworking of the six movement piece arranged for a star studded ensemble. Many of his eclectic tastes and influences are here, from cutting edge improvising, rich orchestral textures with nobs to Bacharach and Stravinsky , Kora melodies and 70’s funk etc etc. Tonights concert will also feature brand new music especially composed for the event.
'Days On Earth' has been described as 'life enriching and life affirming stuff’ and tonights concert featuring old and new friends promises to be both.
‘Days On Earth’ is released on the Edition record label.