Nu Civilisation Orchestra and Colin Salmon to tour Marvin's What’s Going On

Nu Civilisation Orchestra are touring a jazz interpretation of What’s Going On themed around Marvin Gaye’s classic 1971 album beginning during October's Black History Month. Conducted by Peter Edwards, the NCO, recently in action playing Joe …

Published: 19 Aug 2021. Updated: 30 days.

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Nu Civilisation Orchestra are touring a jazz interpretation of What’s Going On themed around Marvin Gaye’s classic 1971 album beginning during October's Black History Month. Conducted by Peter Edwards, the NCO, recently in action playing Joe Harriott material, have special guest the great film actor Colin Salmon joining the tour. Dates are: Brighton Dome, 30 October; St George's, Bristol, 12 November; QEH, London Jazz Festival, 18 Nov; Town Hall, Birmingham, 19 Nov; Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 24 Nov; and Colyer Fergusson Hall, Canterbury, 26 Nov.

Nu Civilisation Orchestra, main image and Peter Edwards above. Photos: marlbank

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Track of the day: Omer Klein trio and Sun Girl ****

Here's the latest from Personal Belongings – Sun Girl. Deftly developed with a patter of rhythm like an intimation of samba and consummately understated chord changes that blossom into a warm melody it's so concise and communicative. Klein's touch …

Published: 19 Aug 2021. Updated: 29 days.

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Here's the latest from Personal Belongings – Sun Girl. Deftly developed with a patter of rhythm like an intimation of samba and consummately understated chord changes that blossom into a warm melody it's so concise and communicative. Klein's touch caresses and opens the sound right up without any need for overstatement. Warner Music International are putting out what by the sounds of it is a must-hear record from the trio of Germany-based Israeli pianist Omer Klein on 17 September. We started getting interested in the whole project in June on hearing 'Najara'. If you're into Aaron Goldberg beat a trail. Hearing 'Shake It' (although not the album version) upped the ante as does this further. With Klein are Haggai Cohen Milo on double bass and Amir Bresler on drums. Hopefully they will play the UK sometime in the not-too-distant future. It's a sensational deep head jazz club sound in the best traditions of the trio tradition reborn since Brad Mehldau, Jason Moran and est's innovations made it sparkle again.