Jason Yarde’s TRiO WAH!, featuring Larry Bartley and Mike Pickering – plus special guest!
Jason started his playing career on alto and soprano with the Jazz Warriors at 16, going on to become their Musical Director and one of their principal composers. He has since performed in a wide variety of bands including Louis Moholo, Afro Blok, Mano Ventura and the big bands of Manu Dibango, Hermeto Pascoal, Sam Rivers, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Hugh Masekela and many others. His own bands include the multi-award-winning J-life and Acoutastic Bombastic, and his prolific talents as composer, arranger, musical director and producer have led to projects with dance companies and classical orchestras such as the BBCCO and the LSO. In addition to composing, arranging and performing, Jason Yarde has enjoyed much success as a record producer.
Trio WAH! is a chance to hear Yarde’s playing and compositions in an intimate and stripped down setting. Jason and Larry (Courtney Pine, Byron Wallen, etc…) forged their musical relationship through playing in the original Jazz Warriors and Mike (Billy Jenkins, Christine Tobin, etc…) and Jason through the London based 12 piece, Rare Mix.
Over the 15+ years since, they have developed a fluid trio connection covering greatly varied musical terrain. From tight and constantly shifting rhythmic patterns to free-flowing rhapsodic episodes. Trio WAH! Can cover the calm and the storm within a few bars never losing the important elements of rhythm, melody and even harmony in this exposed format.
…it’s fascinating to witness how seamlessly Yarde’s writing and improvising intertwine… Swing, hip-hop, improv, you name it, he can make it all sound as if it was meant to live together, and he’s getting better at it all the time . . .’ – The Guardian
when & where
- Mar 29, 2019, 08:00 Mar 29, 2019,23:30
St. Giles Church, Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8JB.
about Jason Yarde
- £8/£5 cons