Sue Richardson Quintet - Too Cool; Chet Baker Story
Friday, September 29, 2017
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Tonight features trumpet player Chet Bakerís beautiful music, recalling the smoky jazz clubs of the 1950ís West Coast Cool. Chetís romantic music belied a tragic, heroin-fuelled existence. His intriguing story epitomises that of the classic jazz musician and engages with all audiences whether jazz fans or not, generating discussions and interest.
ĎSue Richardsonís playing catches Bakerís combination of delicacy and strength and her singing has some of his candid simplicity. Outstanding in the excellent small band is Karen Sharp, whose baritone saxophone recalls Chetís classic partnership with Gerry Mulliganí - 4* review in The Observer.
Karen Sharp was inspired to play the tenor sax by two giants of improvisation - Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins. Her career took off when she joined Humphrey Lyttelton's band with whom she toured the UK and Europe for four years. Ever popular, she makes a welcome return to CJC.
A graduate in jazz piano from Goldsmiths College, London, Neal Richardson is a powerful and rhythmic pianist influenced by Gene Harris and Oscar Peterson.
Bassist Andy Cleyndert has established himself as a highly versatile player capable of working in a wide variety of situations.
A native of Washington, D.C. drummer Rod Youngís consummate musicianship has garnered him a wide variety of work from concerts to recording sessions for radio, TV and film.
All meetings start at 7.45pm - doors open at 6.30pm