Award-winning jazz supremos Gary Crosby and Denys Baptiste honour John Coltrane’s seminal classic, ‘A Love Supreme’ on its 50th anniversary at Turner Sims (Jan 2015)

“We had an idea about not wanting to miss this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to celebrate the 50th year of Coltrane’s and one of Jazz’s greatest works of art.” Gary Crosby OBE

On 16 January, Turner Sims in association with TW Live is putting on a deeply emotional and thought-provoking show to kick start the New Year. It’s an exquisite double bill, headlining the Gary Crosby Quartet and featuring Peter Edwards Trio. Alongside Miles Davis’ A Kind of Blue, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, is one of the greatest jazz masterpieces of all time, and one that audiences in Southampton will have the unique chance to enjoy with this intimate set.

Encapsulating the redemptive spirit of the 1960s, legendary Jazz Jamaica bandleader, Gary Crosby OBE brings his fantastic jazz Quartet to Turner Sims to pay homage to one of the most influential and inspiring albums in the jazz canon, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.

“Coltrane performed his seminal classic A Love Supreme only once live so it’s our greatest privilege to revive his extraordinary vision to new audiences.
I’ve been talking about ‘My Supreme Love Affair‘ on my blog ahead of an exciting show at Turner Sims this Friday. Gary Crosby OBE.

As 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the only live performance by the legendary Coltrane of A Love Supreme – this milestone is so monumental that this work of art deserves to be revisited by new artists. Joining inspirational double bassist Gary Crosby is Mercury/MOBO winning saxophonist Denys Baptiste, internationally acknowledged as one of the finest exponents of Coltrane’s music. Invoking the summer of 1965, the only occasion that he performed this now timeless classic to a live audience, Baptiste’s exemplary performance promises to bring today’s audiences the closest they will get to feeling the Coltrane’s spiritual expressionism. Joining the Quartet is the hypnotic Joe Armon-Jones on piano and the graceful crispness of Rod Youngs on drums.

This exciting double bill also features the Peter Edwards Trio led by award-winning composer pianist and 2014 MOBO Best Jazz Act nominee, Peter Edwards with Young Jazz Musician of Year, Moses Boyd on drums and the deeply rich modernist sounds from Max Luthert on bass.

A LOVE SUPREME – John Coltrane
Bass  Gary Crosby
Tenor Sax  Denys Baptiste
Piano Joe Armon-Jones
Drums  Rod Youngs

Peter Edwards Trio
After its wildly successful launch in spring last year, Peter Edwards showcases music from his debut album, Safe and Sound. “Independently releasing my debut album to the world was an incredibly exciting experience…2015 is shaping up nicely with performances lined up and loads of events planned.”

Piano Peter Edwards
Bass  Max Luthert
Drums  Moses Boyd

Friday 16 January 2015
Turner Sims, Salisbury Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
Doors 8pm

Pre-booking strongly advised

Tickets £18, Concessions £17, Friends £16.20, students £9 can be booked online, or from the Box Office on 023 8059 5151

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