An astonishing double bill of tremendous talent this week! Get yourselves down for a musical masterclass...
BOBBY WELLINS feat. AJ BRINKMAN & PETER IBBETSON
A true British Jazz Legend, Bobby Wellins' career has spanned almost 60 years of UK Jazz, with countless recordings and great performances. Still at the top of the scene, the tenor saxophone maestro was named Jazz Musician of the Year just last year at the UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards. He appears this week with the SE Collective's own Peter Ibbetson on drums and the excellent AJ Brinkman on bass. One for the archives!
DAVE MANINGTON'S RIFF RAFF
- Dave Manington – Double bass/compositions
- Brigitte Beraha – Vocals
- Tomas Challenger – Tenor Sax
- Ivo Neame – Piano/Rhodes
- Rob Updegraff - Guitar
- Tim Giles – Drums/Percussion
Through composed, thematic material, Riff Raff's constant development of collective improvisation draws on folk, electronic music and contemporary classical influences - all added to the mix with complex jazz harmonies and rhythms. Often the music has been rewritten many times after rehearsals sent it spinning off in different directions...
In Riff Raff's own words:
'The most important thing for us is to develop a band sound and understanding so each time we play the music can be re-invented together, often quite radically...
There are some tracks from the album at www.davemanington.com, please check it out! Hope you enjoy our music.'
Dave Manington is a founder member of London’s Loop Collective (showcased several times on Jazz on 3) and also the award winning e17 jazz collective. The new Riff Raff album "Hullabaloo" is being released this month on Loop Records.
This dynamic ensemble of young musicians features the highly acclaimed musicians Brigitte Beraha (Paul Clarvis/Chris Laurence, Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, L.J.O.), Ivo Neame (Cinematic Orchestra, Fringe Magnetic, Phronesis), Tomas Challenger (Outhouse/Red Snapper), Rob Updegraff (Ronnie Scotts All Stars, Zigaboo Modeliste) and Tim Giles (Iain Ballamy/Stan Sulzmann/Kenny Wheeler/Art Farmer).