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
Lovers of contemporary music should set aside Friday 27 September as a date for their diary when Jazz in Reading and Bracknell Jazz will join forces to bring Mark Lockheart’s widely-acclaimed composition ‘Days on Earth’ to the Wilde Theatre at Bracknell’s South Hill Park as part of a major UK tour.
First performed live in January of this year and recorded at Mark Knopfler’s famous British Grove Studios, ‘Days on Earth’ is an epic suite in six movements performed by Lockheart’s Jazz Ensemble augmented by guests and a string quartet.
The star-studded line-up of the Jazz Ensemble will comprise Mark Lockheart and Alice Leggett saxophones, multi-award-winning Laura Jurd trumpet, John Parricelli guitar, Tom Herbert bass and Seb Rochford drums, plus Roland Sutherland flute and Jim Rattigan French-horn and a string section led by the incredible Jackie Shave.
Described by MOJO as ‘cinematically compelling’, ‘Days on Earth’ received a four-star review in John Fordham’s ‘Guardian’ review. He wrote: ‘Lockheart’s laconically Wayne Shorter-ish sax sound and influences including Duke Ellington, Gil Evans and Burt Bacharach, as well as his Loose Tubes and Polar Bear alumni …’
‘Days on Earth’, Mark Lockheart’s most ambitious project to date, captures the broad range of emotion by interweaving the spiky lines and smooth contours of contemporary European jazz with the shifting textures of the augmented strings – a magnificent culmination of the over 2 billion seconds that Mark Lockheart has been ‘eating, sleeping, thinking, playing and composing music’.
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 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