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What's New - Iain Ballamy, Ian Shaw and Jamie Safir
Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy & Jamie Safir - 'What's New'
Album Launch
Dates to be confirmed

“In the beautiful Cooper Hall, engineered by Ben Findlay (Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel) this feels like one of the truest records I have ever recorded.” Ian Shaw

What’s New is a new collaboration between three of the UK’s leading jazz musicians playing in chamber format: legendary saxophonist and composer Iain Ballamy (Gil Evans, Bill Bruford, Joanna MacGregor, Carla Bley), his contemporary, vocalist Ian Shaw (Quincy Jones, Kurt Elling, Cedar Walton, Liane Carroll) and one of the finest young pianists of his generation Jamie Safir (Claire Martin, Will Young, Alice Zawadzki, Judi Jackson).

The album focusses on the sonic and emotional connection of the voice with Ballamy’s saxophone and with the young Safir’s astonishing piano stylings, affording the three musicians more space to stretch out. The material is about human connections, friendships, relationships, positive and otherwise, and plunders eighty years of the popular song form. The album features new arrangements of songs of love and hope – from the title song to Bernstein’s Some Other Time as well as the Bacharach and David classics Alfie and You’ll Never Get To Heaven. It also draws on the connection of Ballamy and Shaw who have known one another almost since the start of their careers. Iain has appeared on four of Ian’s albums in the earlier days – so this work is a timely reunion.

Details and Booking
Date: To be confirmed
Times: Doors 7.30pm  Start 8pm
Tickets: £20 (includes booking fee)
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