Chris Biscoe / Tony Kofi Quartet play Dolphy

Venue: Kettle's Yard
Date: 19 Sep 2008 - 19:00
End Date: 19 Sep 2008 - 22:00
Event details: BBC double award winner Tony Kofi joins Chris Biscoe in an exploration of the musical legacy of reeds virtuoso Eric Dolphy. Featuring arrangements specially developed for this quartet, the repertoire includes music written by Eric Dolphy, and tunes from Oliver Nelson, Fats Waller, Monk and Mingus which he recorded. 

The first record by the band, Gone in the Air, is due for release on Trio Records this year (TR578), coinciding with the 80th anniversary of Eric Dolphy’s birth. 

Chris Biscoe has appeared as a soloist on more than 40 albums, including records with George Russell, Mike Westbrook, Andy Sheppard and The Brotherhood of Breath. Major tours include Hermeto Pascoal Big Band and The New York Composers Orchestra. Tony Kofi's album of Thelonious Monk tunes, All is Know, was a double award winner in 2005 BBC3 and Parliamentary Jazz Awards. He was also voted Best Instrumentalist at this year’s BBC3 Jazz Awards. He has been featured with The World Saxophone Quartet, Andrew Hill, David Murray and Sam Rivers, is a member of Byron Wallen's group Indigo, and has worked extensively with Chris Biscoe in Grand Union. Bassist Larry Bartley is a leading light of the contemporary jazz scene, features with the bands of Byron Wallen, Ingrid Laubrock and Jason Yarde. Drummer Stu Butterfield works with the Henry Lowther/Jim Mullen Quartet, Mingus Moves and The Strayhorn Project.
Ticket info £16/£12 CMJC Member/Students, £15 Arts Picture House Members, Student standby £8 (on the door)
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