Following the outstanding success of his acclaimed jazz suite Fish Tales, comes
A Requiem, an exciting and ambitious jazz and poetry commission by Grimsby Jazz Projects, which brings together the dynamic compositional talents of the multi-award-winning reeds player Alan Barnes, and guitarist Pat McCarthy, plus the creative imagination of poet Josie Moon. Featuring a stellar line-up of international jazz musicians,
A Requiem commemorates the end of the First World War and subsequent conflicts across a century and examines the impact of conflict on individuals across a century. An audacious, daring challenging, moving, but ultimately uplifting and soulful work, A Requiem invites the audience to both remember the history of conflict, and resolve to do better in the future.
Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. Best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers.
Pat McCarthy is regarded as one of the country's leading jazz guitar players, and also an outstanding composer and educator. He has led his own bands and played and recorded with some of the top names in the jazz world.
Author, poet, composer, musician and singer, the very talented Josie Moon brings as much to the reading of her work as to the writing of it. Her poetry brings to life and complements the music of A Requiem.
Josie Moon poetry/recital
Neil Yates trumpet/flugelhorn
Gilad Atzman soprano/alto
Dean Masser tenor
Alan Barnes baritone/clarinet
Mark Nightingale trombone
Pat McCarthy guitar
Dave Green acoustic bass
Sebastian de Krom drums/percussion