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LIJF presents Darius Brubeck Quartet

Saturday, 23 February 2019 Time: 7.30pm


Darius Brubeck – piano

Dave O’Higgins – saxes

Matt Ridley – bass

Wesley Gibbens – drums


60 years ago in 1959, Dave Brubeck recorded the internationally known and influential album Time Out. It is an album that, along with Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, John Coltrane’s Giant Steps and Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come, changed the direction of modern jazz.  From it, of course, everybody knows Take Five, which came out in 1959 following the release of Blue Rondo a la Turk which was influenced by the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ambassadorial tour of Europe and Asia.   

As a 10-year old boy, Darius Brubeck was present with his father on that very tour and during this concert, he and his quartet, formed 12 years ago, will celebrate that musical and cultural journey with hits from Time Out, but also with original compositions and Darius’s stories.


The supporting artist for this concert is Manchester quintet, Artephis. Described by mentor Mike Walker (The Impossible Gentlemen) as having ‘an organic, collectively individual sound that always has an eye on the narrative’, Artephis has performed at the Brecon, Manchester, Liverpool, Scarborough, Marsden and Lancaster Jazz Festivals, as well as at The Cavern Club, Band On The Wall, Kendal Calling, La Belle Angele and RNCM Opera Theatre. They are a Jazz North Northern Line artist 2018-19, and former Jazz North Introduces artist (2015-16). 

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