Mark Lockheart’s Days On Earth


Mark Lockheart saxophone
Alice Leggett saxophone
Rowland Sutherland flute
Laura Jurd trumpet
Liam Noble piano
John Parricelli guitars
Tom Herbert bass
Seb Rochford drums

By the time you hear this music at tonight’s concert I would have been on earth for 21,371 days. This also means that I’ve been on earth for 3,053 weeks, 702 months, 512.000 hours, 30 million minutes and not far shy of 2 billion seconds. It doesn’t really bear thinking about, apart from the fact that the music you’re going to hear tonight is a culmination of many experiences over the 2 billion seconds that I’ve been on this planet.

You might already be aware that the brilliant Mark Lockheart is heading to Turner Sims – but DID YOU KNOW that his ensemble includes the likes of guitarist John Parricelli (Loose Tubes), drummer Seb Rochford (Polar Bear), and TS favourite, trumpeter Laura Jurd?

Days On Earth is perhaps Mark Lockheart’s most ambitious and personal work to date. Composed over the last three years and recorded recently at Mark Knopfler’s famous studios the work features a jazz sextet and 30 piece orchestra.

Tonight a star studded ensemble perform a special reworking of the six movement piece, plus brand new music especially composed for the event. Many of his eclectic tastes and influences are here, from cutting edge improvising, rich orchestral textures with nods to Bacharach and Stravinsky, and 70’s funk.

…affecting melodies, endlessly inventive. The Observer

It’s the strength of the melodies that marks this out from the mass of Brit jazz. The Times ****

Lush and ambitious, its cinematically compelling from the off. Mojo

7pm: Mark Lockheart in conversation

Quick Questions interview with Mark Lockheart



Listen to Days on Earth on Spotify

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