Alan Barnes Octet + 1 – “A Fish Tale”
|Address||Wakefield Sports Club, Eastmoor Road|
|County||West Yorkshire (GB145)|
Wakefield Sports Club, Eastmoor Road
West Yorkshire (GB145)
A commissioned suite with poetry honouring the Grimsby fishermen of old. + Support: Alex Fisher Quartet from 7:30 pm For her last Grimsby Jazz Festival Gill Wilde wanted to present something special with local relevance. Calling upon her friends Josie Moon (poet) and Pat McCarthy (guitarist) and with the co-operation of Alan Barnes in composing and arranging they formulated this suite. It celebrates the heritage of fishing ports and their communities with evocative poems as the starting point for each piece. This works well as a concept and, of course, as effective jazz given the all-star line-up of the band. It is a fitting tribute to the contribution made by those in the fishing industry who were instrumental in feeding the nation and protecting it in times of war. The commission explores the myths, the misadventures and the realities of the trawling life; sometimes amusing, sometimes sad, always heartfelt.
. Alan Barnes – baritone sax Dean Masser – tenor sax Gilad Atzmon – alto sax Neil Yates – trumpet, Mark Nightingale – trombone Dave Green – bass Pat McCarthy – guitar John Perry – percussion Josie Moon – poetic narration
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