In case you missed my Facebook and Twitter updates from the last couple of days here's all the images I took of the band during their rehearsals for LOUIS: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin and the birth of jazz which is being performed at the Barbican tonight, Sunday 13th November at 3PM and 8PM.
Band leader Wycliffe Gordon was inspiring and the band was awesome. Thanks to them, film director Dan Pritzker, the crew and Serious for this unique behind the scenes insight into what is going to be a seriously swinging gig.
Yesterday and this afternoon I got to sit in on the LOUIS band rehearsals at Terminal Studio which is being performed tomorrow, Sunday 13th November, at the Barbican at 3PM and 8PM.
I had a great talk with trumpeter Jumaane Smith and Philip Dizack today about why they loved the music and there is a killing video of the band during the rehearsal yesterday.
If you haven't bought a ticket yet, then go do it! I can't recommend this gig enough, in the words of Smith (off camera) the music is "beautiful, intricate and amazing". Couldn't have said it better myself.
Here I talk about and demonstrate the themes and rhythm to a song called Find A New Home inspired by Philippa Schuyler's new found career as a journalist.
Check us out this Thursday 25th August @ Spice Of Life.
Doors open at 7:30pm.
Here's a short film describing why I wrote the lyrics to Longing For Love, a song based on the relationships of Philippa Schuyler.
Check us out this Thursday 25th August @ Spice Of Life/ Doors open at 7:30pm