Thursday 6 October 2011
NORMA WINSTONE (voice) / GLAUCO VENIER (piano) / KLAUS GESING (reeds)
+ Georgia Mancio and Laurence Cottle (electric bass)
“spellbinding” – The Guardian ****
The Grammy nominated trio of singer, Norma Winstone MBE, Italian pianist, Glauco Venier and German reeds player, Klaus Gesing, perform from their highly acclaimed ECM album, Stories Yet to Tell. Winstone occupies a distinguished place among Europe’s jazz voices: ethereal yet rich she suffuses folk and classical sensibilities into her rarefied, glacially beautiful music that here encompasses Coltrane, Pasolini, Cole Porter, Peter Gabriel, Italian folk, calypso and Erik Satie. Venier and Gesing both respected composers and active as duo partners for more than a decade complete this sublime trio with a sense of unity lauded as unique by critics.
“not just an incredible bass virtuoso [Cottle is] also a man of vast musicianship [who’s] performed at the highest level with international jazz players and his own stunning big band” – Jazzwise
Opening the Festival, Georgia debuts a duo set with the staggeringly talented bassist, composer and bandleader, Laurence Cottle, whose credits include Jason Rebello, Black Sabbath, Eric Clapton, Brian Eno, Nigel Hitchcock and Tim Garland.