Preview: Gary Crosby sextet - Mingus in Manchester, Saturday

Appearing on Saturday night at the Manchester Jazz Festival with his sextet, bass don Gary Crosby OBE all the better gits it in his soul for this choice Mingus centennial standing show celebration playing from 1973 Atlantic album Mingus Moves. …

Published: 26 May 2022. Updated: 40 days.

Appearing on Saturday night at the Manchester Jazz Festival with his sextet, bass don Gary Crosby OBE all the better gits it in his soul for this choice Mingus centennial standing show celebration playing from 1973 Atlantic album Mingus Moves. Trumpeter Mark Kavuma, altoist Aleksandra Topczewska, tenorist David Kayode, pianist Alex Ho and Sons of Kemet drummer Eddie Hick join the Tomorrow's Warriors legend on stage in Band on the Wall, one of Manchester's greatest and most revered music venues that re-opened in March after a lot of redevelopment. Tickets

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Matt Bianco, 'More Than I Can Bear (2022 Version),' Matt Entertainment / Membran ****

Track of the day is the sunny however bittersweet in the lyrics Matt Bianco song 'More Than I Can Bear, 2022 Version' drawn from The Essential Matt Bianco: Re-Imagined, Re-Loved from the 1980s hit-makers - singer and original member Mark Reilly …

Published: 26 May 2022. Updated: 40 days.

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Track of the day is the sunny however bittersweet in the lyrics Matt Bianco song 'More Than I Can Bear, 2022 Version' drawn from The Essential Matt Bianco: Re-Imagined, Re-Loved from the 1980s hit-makers - singer and original member Mark Reilly once more inspired. The samba feel is really subtle and open as the lyrics relate the story of seeing someone the protagonist once loved with someone new. The arrangement is jazz-sensibility simpatico and the appeal beyond any one genre. The 2-CD release includes 30 songs from the Matt Bianco back catalogue re-recorded, remixed and re-interpreted for today. In relatively recent years the band has toured with top UK and Irish jazz players including the formidable tenorist Dave O'Higgins who appeared on 2017's Gravity. SG

Mark Reilly, above. Photo: press

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