23 10 13 Zoe Rahman

Zoe Rahman: Colour of Sound


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Concession: £18.40

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Zoe Rahman piano
Rowland Sutherland flute and alto flute
Helena Kay alto sax
Idris Rahman tenor sax and clarinet
Mark Armstrong trumpet
Rosie Turton trombone
Gene Calderazzo drums
Alec Dankworth bass

Zoe Rahman, spellbinding pianist and visionary composer, presents her new album Colour of Sound, featuring an all-star jazz octet.

Zoe Rahman’s style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical tastes. Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician on the international jazz scene.  A MOBO Award winner, Mercury Prize nominee and Ivor Novello Impact Award winner, Zoe is a unique presence in the British music industry.

Gathering together an eight-piece band of outstanding musicians, she’s created The Colour Of Sound: the most ambitious, many-hued, uplifting large-ensemble music of her multi-award winning career. Her choice of collaborators reflects her deep engagement with the diversity of contemporary Britain, and her own explorations of her multi-modal heritage.

Colour Of Sound combines Zoe’s unique and powerful writing with thrilling arrangements and dynamic performances from the whole band to create an album of jazz at it’s highest level that still communicates its message directly to the listener. It’s a splash of colour and a bold statement beautifully realised that is Zoe Rahman’s most compelling work to date.

Zoe said: “This music was written to connect with people - it’s very emotive but people are really receptive to that right now after all they’ve been through, and they’re so up for hearing live music! Every show feels like a celebration and this music reflects that."

“Zoe's music has an energy that makes you want to dance, like on 'Sweet Jasmine', with its joyful and gloriously irresistible South African funk rhythm and vibration. 'Roots' pushes the envelope of the trio format, whilst 'Peace Garden' gently charms and beguiles. 'Unity' showcases Zoe's compositional brilliance and intricacy, and the skill of her orchestration leaves you with the feeling that you've been listening to a much bigger band than just eight musicians”
Julian Joseph OBE
“Colour of Sound is one of the best albums of the year….simply a pleasure from beginning to end”
5-star review, marlbank.net
“A fantastic new album”
Chris Philips, JazzFM
“Fronting a superb cross-generational band on a set of original compositions of all moods and styles, the British pianist surprises at every turn. An outstanding, bravura set”
4-star review, The Observer
“exuberance and joy…This session, bringing together different generations, genders and nationalities, is full of variety, performed with conviction and imagination by all members of the group”
Jazz Journal
“an uplifting album…. Rahman's playing carries considerable gravitas. An exquisitely crafted album that repays repeated listening. With bold arrangements, dynamic compositions and passionate playing, this album is an easy one to recommend”
“her playing is simply stunning. It’s energetic, complex, involving and wonderful by whatever measure you use…an exceptionally good album”
“Rahman is on imperious form on this recording and has assembled a diverse and creative group of musicians… a big, rich and nuanced musical statement that will stand out amongst the year’s releases”
“Rahman’s star continues to glow as brightly as ever… a heady mix of joy, love and occasional tranquil moments where everything seems to stop for a moment before the music takes you once again on a headlong, giddy trip. A colourful album indeed, and aptly named”

This concert will last approximately 1 hour 50 minutes, including an interval.
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