Join us for a very special evening as Sandy Evans, Brett Hirst and Toby Hall, are joined by special guests Alister Spence, James Greening and Phil Slater.
In addition to the beautiful music we expect of the trio, tonight will see the premiere (second set) of a new hour-long suite When the Sky Cries Rainbows. This work was commissioned by the Australia Council and will be recorded by ABC Jazz Track the following week. This group of musicians are long term friends and collaborators and have a keen understanding of Sandy’s musical concepts and a willingness to explore new ideas with tremendous imagination. This is a night not to be missed!
In Sandy’s words: ‘The starting point for my creative expression in this work is the image of the breathtaking spectrum of colour that often fills the sky after a storm. To me, this is a symbol of the profound sense of hope that can occur after a time of intense grief. I hope to create a work that incorporates the power and architectural unity of large scale form with the spontaneity of small group interaction and improvisation. Given the breadth of emotion and colour that my theme will seek to express, I decided to include two guest wind soloists in the project, trumpeter Phil Slater and trombonist James Greening. As well as being outstanding soloists, these players have a very direct vocal quality in their playing that will intensify the expressiveness of the music. Alister and I have a long association through Clarion Fracture Zone and every chance to play with him is very special to me.’
Sandy Evans (composer/leader, saxophones) Brett Hirst (bass) Toby Hall (drums) and special guests Phil Slater (trumpet) James Greening (trombone) Alister Spence (piano)
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