The Beat Goes On evokes the cool, stylish world of Mad Men, hipsters, hard-bop and beatniks. Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and the Beatles all drew inspiration from the freewheeling style of Jack Kerouac and the 1950s Greenwich Village ‘Beat Poets’, and their songs feature alongside some of the super-hip jazz of the era.
Trudy Kerr, Sarah Moule, Geoff Gascoyne and Simon Wallace all worked closely with 94 year old Bob Dorough and the late, great Fran Landesman; two key figures on the 1950s New York scene. Their razor-sharp lyrics perfectly complement the hep vocalese of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross in a set which takes a joyful look at the legacy of the Beats.
“Trudy Kerr is the genuine article – she is a joy!” – MOJO Magazine
“Massive talent and perfect technique. Sarah Moule stands in the very top flight of UK vocalists” – London Jazz
“Geoff Gascoyne is uniquely accomplished and experienced across all aspects of music making. He was a massive part of my success” – Jamie Cullum
“Simon Wallace’s music exactly echoes (Landesman’s) unsettling but deceptively simple lyrics… his arrangements are immaculate” – The Observer
when & where
- Feb 28, 2019, 09:15
20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED.
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