Bruce Barth Trio featuring Peter King
Pizza Express Jazz Club London
20:30, 18 August 2016
- 10 Dean Street, London, W1D 3RW
- +44 207 439 4962
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- Bruce Barth, Piano
- Peter King, Alto Saxophone
- Jeremy Brown, Bass
- Stephen Keogh, Drums
Bruce Barth is without doubt one of the great jazz pianists of our time. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, his music reflects the depth and breadth of his life and musical experiences.
He has had extended collaborations with Tony Bennett, Terell Stafford, Luciana Souza, Stanely Turrentine, Steve Wilson and David Sánchez and was a long standing member of the Terence
Blanchard Quintet. In 1992, Bruce played piano on-screen in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X.
Tonight is an extra special occasion. The performance will be filmed and recorded for an album to be released on the Miles Music label. Making a very special appearance as guest soloist is UK Jazz Legend Peter King. Join us and be part of a piece of musical history in the making.
Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than two decades. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, his music reflects both the depth and breadth of his life and musical experiences. In addition to traveling widely performing his own music, he has also performed with revered jazz masters, as well as collaborated with leading musicians of his own generation. And most notably, his performances feature material from his large book of very powerful and imaginative original compositions, written in a voice that is both deeply personal and expressive. In a recent review in the Newark Star-Ledger, Zan Stewart writes “No one sounds quite like Barth. His solos are characterized by robust swing, his ability to tell a story, and by his rich, beguiling sound.”
Bruce has performed on over one hundred recordings and movie soundtracks, including ten as a leader. He is equally at home playing solo piano (American Landscape on Satchmo Jazz Records), leading an all-star septet (East and West on MaxJazz), and composing for a variety of ensembles. His trio has recorded live at the legendary Village Vanguard in New York City. Bruce’s latest recording, features: Terell Stafford, trumpet; Steve Nelson, vibes; Vicente Archer, bass; and Montez Coleman, drums. It features six new original compositions and inspired playing by these musicians!