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Rob Cope - debut album and UK live dates.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

We have received the following press release from Ubuntu Records;


Robert Cope
Ubuntu Music – UBU0020
Album release: Friday 5 July 2019

Concert dates:

24 May - Manchester Jazz Festival

5 July - The Vortex, London (album launch)

23 November - Cambridge Jazz Festival

Composer, saxophonist and teacher Rob Cope is well known in the UK for his discerning podcasts of fellow musicans.  He now releases his debut album, Gods of Apollo, with leading British musicians Elliot Galvin, Rob Luft and Jon Ormston, the first of ultimately what is to be a three-part trilogy inspired by space.

The album marks the 50th anniversary of the first man to land on the moon and uses archival NASA audio and travels from the first man made satellites in 1957 through to the final moon landing in 1972.  “Gods of Apollo is like a film soundtrack, set to the original archival audio of the race to the moon. The album is spoken word, and that’s the composition, with the band members improvising based on what they hear. We follow the space race from Sputnik’s launch in 1957 to Gene Cernan being last man on the moon in 1972,” explains Cope.  “I aimed to capture this excitement and add a new level of artistry to the voices of the astronauts.”

Robert Cope:
Cope studied at Chetham’s School of Music with James Muirhead (1998-2006). He then studied at Royal Northern College of Music (2006-2010) before studying for an MA in Music Performance at Royal Academy of Music (2010-2012). Cope teaches privately as well as at Donhead, Chepstow House and Westbury House preparatory schools. He performs in Matt Robert’s Bigish Band, Andy Scott’s Group S and contemporary classical ensemble, SoundSPARK. He has appeared with the Halle and the English Symphony Orchestras as well as with the Matthew Herbert Big Band.

Ubuntu Music:
Ubuntu Music, a division of Ubuntu Management Group, is a progressive recorded music label that is committed to bringing quality, accessible jazz and related music genres to increasingly wider audiences. Our approach includes collaborative efforts with an array of performing artists who have a passion for jazz and who possess unique and diversified talents.

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