Mike Gibbs + Twelve
Twelve piece ensemble conducted by Mike Gibbs playing a repertoire of arrangements by Gibbs and Gil Evans (1912-1988) in a celebration of the centenary of Evans’s birth.
Features Julian Siegel, Finn Peters and Lluis Mather (reeds), Robbie Robson, Percy Pursglove and Joe Auckland (trumpets), Mark Nightingale (trombone), Jim Rattigan (French horn), Hans Koller (piano), Jeff Williams (drums), Michael Janisch (double bass) and Sarah Williams (bass trombone).
Album “play Gil Evans” released on Whirlwind Recordings, 2013.
"Immaculately arranged, played and recorded this is an album that combines intelligence and loveliness in equal measure and is highly recommended. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys an evening of original music played by students of the RWCMD in Cardiff with sets from Josh Heaton's Mouth of Words, Skeleton Leaf and the Norman Willmore Quintet.
Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.