Chris Ingham Quartet in Wakefield
Chris Ingham Quartet
Wakefield Sports Club, Wakefield
Friday 9th February 2018, £14.30
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A tribute to the other talent of the irrepressible musician and humourist.
What is not appreciated even by those who are aware of Dudely Moore's expertise as a jazz pianist is that he was also an accomplished composer. All the music on the Dudley CD was written by Dudley (and originally played by him). Chris Ingham, as an educator and jazz author, has specialised in putting together projects to honour his jazz heroes (Hoagy Carmichael, Ella Fitzgerald).
For this show finding material was not a problem, though some needed unearthing after many years of neglect. Seeking musicians to join him in celebrating that music was also a pleasure and we shall now join them in enjoying the unfailingly tuneful work that Dudley generated.
Coming to them (Dudley's tunes) afresh, Chris Ingham finds unexpected diversity beneath the smooth, bright surface. At one extreme is the playful theme tune of Not Only... But Also, at the other the melancholy Moon Time, which might have passed unnoticed beneath the action in Bedazzled. Dave Gelly (Guardian) h
Chris Ingham - piano
Paul Higgs - trumpet
Geoff Gascoyne - bass
George Double - drums
Latest CD : Dudley (Downhome records DOHO004)
Promo video (Ronnies) https://youtu.be/Z07CUDr_PE4
Web : chrisingham.co.uk
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