For their second gig at Riverhouse as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, Way Out West presents ‘Music of Protest’. Drawing on the tradition of music with a political content, the programme includes pieces by Charles Mingus, Mike Westbrook, The Liberation Music Orchestra, Victor Jara and Leon Rosselson in new instrumental settings.
Musicians from west London collective Way Out West plus guest Tony Kofi present ‘Music of Protest’. Drawing on the tradition of music with a political content, the programme includes pieces by jazz master and activist Charles Mingus, a setting of William Blake’s poetry by Mike Westbrook, material from the repertoire of The Liberation Music Orchestra, instrumental versions of songs by Victor Jara, and from the British folk tradition, Leon Rosselson’s ‘The World Turned Upside Down’, which tells the story of The Diggers. In 1650 The Diggers (also known as The Levellers) created their first collective on St George’s Hill, Walton on Thames.
During the interval we’ll be streaming a short video by Way Out West member, vocalist Emily Saunders.
Chris Biscoe saxes
Pete Hurt – saxes
Tony Kofi – saxes
Kate Williams – piano
Dave Jones – bass;
Gary Willcox – drums
This performance will be livestreamed at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th November.
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