Pianist Gwilym Simcock and double-bassist
Brian Sampson will be doing a lot of "right, off-the-cuff musical thinking" when he unleashes his eclectic blend of original jazz compositions, improvisation and standards 8 p.m.
They are joined by double-bassist
Josh Elliot and the greatly influential Scots singer Archie Fisher.
Yesterday, friends and teachers described the double-bassist
as 'one of the most talented musicians of his generation'.
Stopping off at the Globe as part of their UK-wide tour before the festival season well and truly kicks in, the duo who, together with double-bassist
Miranda Sykes, make up Show of Hands, played a storming set.
For example, passages written for the addition of a fourth lowly horn would intimidate the most accomplished principal player, and it's generally believed that no double-bassist
, beyond the BSO's legendary Edwin Barker, could actually play every note written for that instrument on the final page of the symphony.
Skilful arrangements, chiefly by violinist Mike Seal and trumpet/flugelhorn player Jon Quirk, were stunningly executed, with Mark O'Brien (clarinet doubling saxes), Wendy Quirk on keyboard, and tireless double-bassist
Tom Millar completing the line-up.
Former Northern Sinfonia double-bassist
and guitarist Roberto Carrillo-Garcia, now with the HallA Orchestra, returns to the region for Sizzling Siesta on Sunday, September 19 at 3.30pm, offering some lively Spanish guitar music.
But the band have soldiered on under the leadership of pint-sized double-bassist
Ian Jennings, releasing Roll The Dice to mark the 20th anniversary of their formation in the Wyre Forest in 1984.
Emanuel Ax (well-loved by CBSO audiences) is the pianist, collaborating with members of the illustrious Guarneri Quartet and double-bassist