Tuesday 1st October 2013
Alex Garnett presents... Artie Zaitz (Guitar) Quintet Plays.. "Idle Moments" w/ Lewis Wright (Vibes), Brandon Allen (Saxophone), Adam king (Bass), Matt Skelton (Drums)
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
The Ronnie Scott's Late Late Show!
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
ENTRY ON THE DOOR (NO PREBOOKING)
£10 Entry, £5 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolest late night hang.
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents the Late Late Show, where some of the UK’s finest jazz talents take to the stage for a late night blowing session.
About Artie Zaitz...
Artie Zaitz is a scholarship recipient at Trinity College of Music. Coming from a family of musicians he was exposed to the sounds of jazz from an early age. Artie developed a
particular interest in 50's/60's recordings from the Blue Note label, which has had an influence on the material performed with his groups.
Artie has a profound affinity for guitarist Grant Green, the most recorded sideman on Blue Note Records. Amongst many of his albums that grace collections as 'classics', a
personal desert-island favourite is "Idle Moments". The 1963 record is a landmark not just for guitarists, but for jazz fanatics alike. A particular standout is the opening titletrack,
written by the album's musical director and pianist Duke Pearson - fourteen minutes suspended in time.
With this in mind, Artie has assembled an A-class band, holding true to the album's unusual but effective frontline of guitar/tenor sax/vibes.
This special late show sees the quintet pay tribute to not only a classic album, but an underrated stylist ... the opening set will also be filled out by selections from "Grantstand" (1961), making this event a night to remember.
Tell us what you think of Alex Garnett presents … Artie Zaitz Quintet Plays Grant Green's "Idle Moments" below..