Saturday 21 Nov 2015

Eddie Gomez & Britten Sinfonia

Jazz

Classical harmonies to Harlem hotpots – the legendary jazz bassist joins Britten Sinfonia & pianist Steven Osborne

Britten Sinfonia
Kristjan Järvi conductor
Steven Osborne piano
Eddie Gomez double bass
Sebastiaan de Krom drums

Stravinsky Tango
Zappa arr. Cashian Igor’s Boogie
Stravinsky Ragtime for 11 instruments
Zappa Perfect Stranger
Claus Ogermann Symbiosis, movement II (excerpts)
Milhaud La Creation du Monde
Simon Bainbridge New work (world premiere tour)

This is an archived event

Eddie Gomez

Direct from the EFG London Jazz Festival…
Stravinsky, Milhaud, Zappa… the list of composers who were fascinated by jazz is a stellar one, and Britten Sinfonia follows them on a fascinating musical journey from old world harmonies to the hotspots of Harlem. Legendary Puerto Rican bassist Eddie Gomez has been in the vanguard of music for four decades, working with jazz giants including Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman and as a member of the Miles Davis Quintet and Bill Evans Trio. He joins the orchestra to walk the fine, infinitely fascinating line between classical and jazz, including tributes to New York jazz, Tango and Ragtime by Milhaud and Stravinsky, Frank Zappa’s irreverent Igor’s Boogie and a one-off treat for classical and jazz fans alike – Steven Osborne and Gomez performing the music of the late, great Bill Evans.

Pre-concert event

There will be a pre-concert performance in the auditorium by the musicians of Link Ensemble from 6.15pm

Saturday 21 Nov 2015

Eddie Gomez & Britten Sinfonia