Sunday 1 July 2012

Brass crossing genres

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A few months ago I interviewed legendary film-composer Lalo Schifrin, whose recordings Jazz Meets the Symphony have generated a large following for his particular blend of classically inspired symphonic jazz. One of the collaborators on Jazz Meets the Symphony was the Australian brass virtuoso James Morrison. Now Morrison is collaborating with London Brass on a concert at the Cadogan Hall on Saturday 7 July, which promises to mix things up.

An eclectic mix of 10 players, London Brass were formed in 1986 and have a remarkably wide range, from Gabrieli to Freddie Mercury. At their concert with Morrison, the group will be playing a range of pieces including a group of Morrison's own compositions, plus music by Jerome Kern, Mercer Ellington, Paul Hart, Chick Corea, Lutoslawski (his Variations on a theme by Paganini) and the 17th century English composer Anthony Holborne. The keynote being virtuosity and a desire to showcase the versatility of all the brass instruments.

Further information and tickets from the Cadogan Hall website.

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