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Tommaso Starace Harmony Less Quartet

Friday 19 Nov 2021

Tommaso Starace – Alto Sax

Dave O’Higgins – Tenor Sax

Alec Dankworth – Bass

Chris Nicholls – Drums

The Quartet gets its title from the absence of a harmonic instrument such as the guitar or piano: the absence of these gives the opportunity to both horns to improvise with more harmonic freedom as if they each are in a Trio context when soloing. 

The melodies in the horns (alto and tenor) are harmonised to give more character to the compositions. Tommaso explores new original tunes and revisits some of the great jazz standards of the past such as Trinkle-Tinkle (T. Monk), Bebop ( D. Gillespie), Grand Central (J. Coltrane).

Prepare yourselves for high doses of adrenaline and full on hard swing.