JAZZ IN READING and BRACKNELL JAZZ
Mark Lockheart’s Jazz Suite Days on Earth
27 September 2019
Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
On 27 September Jazz in Reading and Bracknell Jazz join forces in a bold venture to present Mark Lockheart’s jazz/orchestral tour de force, Days on Earth, at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre – a unique and not to be missed opportunity to see the first performance ever of Days On Earth out of London.
Days on Earth, represents the magnificent culmination of Lockheart’s career to date. A saxophonist and composer of world class, whose credentials include Loose Tubes, In Deep, Fellow Creatures, and Perfect Houseplants, Mark Lockheart is really excited about this unique performance of Days on Earth at the Wilde Theatre.
It will be the first concert in a major UK tour with a stunning all-star 14 piece line-up, comprising, Mark Lockheart saxophone, multi-award-winning Laura Jurd trumpet, John Parricelli guitar, Tom Herbert bass and Seb Rochford drums, will play the first half. They will be joined after the interval, for Days of Earth, by Roland Sutherland flute, Sam Rapley clarinets, Jim Rattigan and Lawrence Davis French horns and a string section.
Days On Earth epitomises the eclectic mix of influences and genres that have shaped Lockheart’s concepts – from the expansive improvising and lush soundscapes of Polar Bear to 70’s funk, African Kora type harp melodies and soaring strings.
Described by MOJO as ‘cinematically compelling’, Days on Earth (Edition EDN1120) received a 4-star review in John Fordham’s ‘Guardian’ review, while Richard Williams wrote in The Blue Moment that Lockheart captured ‘infectious grooves alongside aspects of Stan Getz’s/Eddie Sauter’s ‘Focus’ album and Gil Evans 1960’s recordings’.
Days on Earth shines a spotlight on Mark Lockheart both as an exemplary instrumentalist and as a fine composer, firmly establishing him as one of the most original voices in European jazz.
Adults: £23.00 Concessions (Seniors, reg unemployed) and SHP Members £22.00 : Students in full time education £10.00. There is a special deal on application for school and music groups of students 5 + @ £5.50 each. Disabled with companion tickets obtainable by contacting the box office direct 01344 484123.
Full details of the event and tickets are available online www.jazzinreading .com https://www.southhillpark.org.uk/events/mark-lockhearts-orchestral-jazz-suite/
when & where
- Sep 27, 2019, 19:30 Sep 27, 2019,22:00
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.
about Jazz in Reading
- Adults: £23.00 : Concessions (Seniors, reg unemployed) and SHP Members £22.00 : Students in full time education £10.00. There is a special deal on application for school and music groups of students 5 + @ £5.50 each. Disabled with companion tickets obtainable by contacting the box office direct 01344 484123