Iain Ballamy | Fascinada
THURSDAY 20 JUNE - 8:00 PM
A celebration of five Brazilian musical legends
Renowned saxophonist and ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy shares his lifelong fascination with the vibrant music of Brazil.
Fascinada (or Spellbound) features magical textural improvisations. Each one leads to an original composition created in the spirit of Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Joao Bosco or Hermeto Pascoal.
Iain has spent over 3 decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes. He has strong relationships with musicians around the globe. Iain has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary jazz scene. He has performed as a member of Hermeto Pascoal’s groups during their UK appearances.
Iain is joined by a stellar band. It features extraordinary BBC Young Generation Artist guitarist Rob Luft, long-time collaborator (including Quercus w. June Tabor) lyrical pianist Huw Warren, in-demand bassist Conor Chaplin (Marius Neset, Emma Rawizc and Laura Jurd), and young percussion powerhouse Will Glaser.
Iain Ballamy tenor saxophone
Rob Luft guitar
Huw Warren piano
Conor Chaplin bass
Will Glaser drums