LEADING French horn player Jim Rattigan will perform his critically acclaimed album at the Albany Club in Coventry on Thursday, January 27.
The concert will also feature some of the UK’s finest jazz and classical players, including Alcyona Mick on piano, Phil Donkin on bass, James Maddren on drums and the Tear String Quartet – Julian Tear (violin), Alison Gordon (violin), Nic Barr (viola) and Nic Cooper (cello).
Jim said: “Having had a career in classical music and now playing jazz, I thought I would write some music that would combine the two worlds
“This is not crossover music but a juxtaposition – the two styles working side by side.”
After working with Julian Tear for many years in the Academy of St Martin’s Chamber Orchestra, Jim asked him to record the music with his quartet.
“The quartet becomes a quintet when I call on the double bass to play ‘arco’ and the French horn is a bridge between to two genres,” added Jim.
Most of the ten original compositions on the album were written five years ago.
Jim said: “They seemed a little sad and reflective at the time so I put them in a folder and forgot about them.
“The irony is that the title When could be applied to the times we’re living in now.”
Tickets are £12 or £6 for students – cash or card on the door.
Call Neil McGowan on 07811 203727 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to book in advance.