Watch it grow. Stan Sulzmann's "extendable suite" of big band pieces by John Parricelli, John Taylor, Kate Williams, Iain Ballamy, Nikki Iles, Mike Walker... (there will be more) and Stan Sulzmann himself is a fascinating work in progress. Movements from it had their first outing as a commission from the Guildhall School's 2011 Jazz Festival (reviewed here)
- There was more music (Stan Sulzmann wrote us this preview giving background) in the 2011 London Jazz Festival. It was a Spice of Life gig, so still below ground.
- This time the gig is above ground, but out of town. Bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado writes that some of this new music is being played with a student big band. CUJO, the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra, have invited Stan Sulzmann to perform with them at West Road Concert Hall this Thursday 17th May. Start time is 8 pm.
The last gig at the Spice was below ground. And this one, if anyone is near Cambridge, should definitely NOT be allowed to disappear below the radar, because this is one of the major composition projects of our time. From my first hearing this music feels far more durable and significant than most of the music I've heard so far emerging from THIS. Full price tickets are £10. Students get in for a fiver.
Online booking (with no hidden charges - I'd like to be able to write that more often!) from www.adcticketing.com /01223 300085