A Living Tribute To Peter King: The Peter King Quartet
Pizza Express London
20:00, 17 June 2011
- 10 Dean Street Soho London W1D 3RW
- 0845 6027 017
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- Peter King, Alto Saxophone
- Steve Melling, Piano
- Geoff Gascoyne, Bass
- Mark Fletcher, Drums
A Celebration of Peter King
Four nights (15 - 18 June) dedicated to one of the UK's greatest living musicians and one of the finest saxophone players in the world.
Peter is also a prolific composer and arranger, working in both the jazz and classical fields. During these 4 days at the Pizza Express the audience will have a rare opportunity to see several different sides of his work complete with string quartet and special guests.
Peter has worked and with such legends as Bud Powell, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Milt Jackson, Lalo Schifrin, Frank Foster's ‘new' Count Basie Band and the Ray Charles Orchestra. He has also recorded with Hampton Hawes, Al Haig, Philly Joe Jones, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and many others, including Red Rodney, who said this of Peter: "He's got that natural growl in his playing –yet he's soft and beautiful when he wants to be."
"Peter King is the finest alto saxophonist that Britain has ever produced, and one of the finest in the world today” (Dave Gelly, 'The Giants Of Jazz', Aurum Press)