TWO GREAT JAZZ MINDS TO PLAY WOLVERHAMPTON.
Jazz at NAC is set to return to Wolverhampton on Friday 11th October with two of the most versatile and talented multi-instrumentalists on today’s jazz scene, Chris Briscoe and Allison Neale join forces to become ‘Two of a Mind’. The sensational pair will bring their stellar quintet to the city.
Two of a Mind is the name given to a jazz project well known for exploring afresh the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standard material recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond on Blues in Time. This new band evokes the spirit of these classic recordings while giving free reign to the personalities of the musicians.
Multi-instrumentalist Chris Biscoe has featured on baritone sax with the big bands of Hermeto Pascoal, Tony Kinsey, Graham Collier and the New York Composers Orchestra, as well as in various Mike Westbrook Bands and John Williams’ Baritone Band. Biscoe teams up with American-born alto sax player Allison Neale, whose beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, with whom she has a particular affinity.
Also featured in this impressive quintet is Jeremy Brown on bass; Matt Fishwick on drums; Colin Oxley on guitar, and of course Chris Biscoe and Allison Neale on saxophone.
‘…small in scale perhaps, theirs is music that reaches the parts that other forms, more brash perhaps, simply don’t.’
Jazzwise June 2017 – review by Peter Vacher Recommended ****
The winter season of Jazz at NAC brought to you in paternship with Jazz with Jazz at Wolvehampton will continue with Tori Freestone Trio on Friday 8th November – £13 and Josephine Davies Thursday 5th December – £13.
Wolverhampton based DJ, All hands on Sounds will continue to be spin tunes before the Autumn shows to creating a jazz real buzz and relaxed atmosphere for audiences to mingle. NAC is keen to welcome a new generation of jazz lovers, which is why a limited amount of discounted tickets are on offer to the under 25’s, full details about this promotion and all tickets can be purchased here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/newhamptonartscentre