A7_2012

Friday 19 October (7.30pm, doors 7pm, £20)
(Union Chapel)

RAUL MIDÓN

 + Georgia Mancio and Laurence Cottle

 

“There are times when you’re reminded of a sweet-voiced Ray Charles, or Nat ‘King’ Cole, but everything about Midón reveals a strong, individual and totally musical mind at work. Awesome.” The Guardian

Raul Midon photoRaul Midón

African-American/Argentinian soul singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Raul Midón, is known for his silky, soulful tenor and dazzling, percussive guitar style – a syncopated, flamenco and jazz-infused approach in which bass, harmony, and melodic lines take life with jaw-dropping virtuosity. As a child he played drums before graduating in guitar and jazz studies and then working as a backing singer for Latin-pop artists Shakira, Ricky Martin and Alejandro Sanz. Since launching his solo career in 2002 he has been featured in documentaries about Herbie Hancock (Possibilities), producer Arif Mardin (All My Friends Are Here) and Bill Withers (Still Bill); released three albums and collaborated with Jason Mraz, Marcus Miller and Roberta Flack. An astonishing, mesmerising, genre-defying artist. Unmissable.

www.raulmidon.com


“Laurence is not just an incredible bass virtuoso he’s also a man of vast musicianship, [who’s] performed at the highest level” Jazzwise

photo of Laurence Cottle

Following on from last year’s wonderful debut, Georgia is reunited with phenomenal electric bassist, Laurence Cottle. Laurence is a hugely revered player on the British and international jazz scenes with credits including Bill Bruford, Claire Martin, Nigel Hitchcock, Tim Garland and Jim Mullen. He has also worked with Seal, Brian Eno and Eric Clapton; is much in demand as producer, arranger and film and television composer and runs his own stunning ensemble, The Laurence Cottle Big Band.

www.laurencecottle.com