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Jazz Talent Bassed Without Drums
There will be
rhythm and music in one set at this month’s Coventry Jazz
festival, but there won’t be any drums.
Musician of the Year Andrew Colman is to put on a free show
without a single tub-thumper in sight.
drums are the centrepiece of any group in the jazz world. But
25-year-old Andrew has developed an unusual sound by dispensing
He will be
playing at with his quartet at Falstaffs at the Belgrade Theatre
for an afternoon on Saturday 26 August.
plays trumpet and flugelhorn, will be is instead accompanied by
piano, bass and flute.
my inspiration from Chet Baker, who played without a drummer
in the 70's and 80s.
“I find the
bass provides the rhythm and together with the flute it makes
a more melodic and intimate sound."
said that more young people such as himself should consider
listening to jazz music.
of people think jazz music is Louis Armstrong and old style
jazz which they can't relate to.
It's important that people realise jazz can be funky
and lively and contain some really nice songs".
Colman quartet join a host of other musicians for the five-day
festival from 24 to
28 August, which takes place in various city centre venues and
includes Britain's biggest selling jazz artist, Andy Sheppard
and piano legend McCoy Tyner.
ticket and booking information contact the Coventry Tourist
Information Centre at Bayley Lane, Coventry 024 7683 2303 /2304.