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GETZ: A Musical Portrait | Chris Ingham Quartet feat. Mark Crooks [jazz]

GETZ: A Musical Portrait | Chris Ingham Quartet feat. Mark Crooks [jazz]

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GETZ: A Musical Portrait | Chris Ingham Quartet feat. Mark Crooks

Following the Chris Ingham Quartet’s acclaimed repertoire projects Hoagy (2014) and Dudley (2017), the group features Mark Crooks (woodwind star of the John Wilson Orchestra) to present Getz: A Musical Portrait, an interpretation of some highlights of the wide-ranging repertoire of saxophonist Stan Getz. 

Chris Ingham – piano
Mark Crooks – tenor saxophone
Simon Paterson – bass
George Double – drums

The phenomenally gifted Mark Crooks…the quartet is everything you could wish for – swinging, supple and, most importantly, always appropriate. Ingham’s mastery of the subtle differences in style is impressive” – JAZZ JOURNAL (CD review)

Crooks’s tenor rises to the challenge…a performance that strikes a balance between muscle and lyricismSUNDAY TIMES

Ingham has chosen well…an excellent collection featuring the superb saxophone sound of Mark Crooksthe band are in fine classic swinging form…extremely expressive…”LONDON JAZZ NEWS 

From the late 1940s to the early 1990s, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was one of the great, individual instrumental artists in jazz. As jazz itself went through many phases, Getz as a player was remarkably consistent, producing album after album of poetic, swinging music. While his accompaniments were elaborately varied, Getz’s playing was always unmistakeable, characterised by his singing, luminescent tone, his unmatched facility for elegance, passion and lyricism and an almost supernatural melodic creativity.

Yet perhaps there’s a sense of Getz being somewhat underrated, perhaps even taken for granted. Firstly, he had the temerity to achieve several commercial successes in his career, communicating way beyond the jazz connoisseurship, an achievement which never seems to sit well with jazz posterity. Secondly, despite his dipping in and out of in-the-air jazz styles, his genius was very much of the invention-within-the-melodic-tradition variety, a much less musically flamboyant route than some other options available to him. His very consistency probably worked against him, posterity-wise. In the end, whatever he was playing, and as brilliant as it was, it was always just Getz being Getz…

However, for a man who could have toured lucrative Greatest Hits shows for most of his career, his choices in both in the material that he tackled and the musicians with whom he associated, show a notably intrepid attitude. Stan thrived on challenge and was dedicated to keeping his music fresh and vital, rarely taking the easy option. The result is a musical legacy among the richest in jazz.

In GETZ: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT, the Chris Ingham Quartet interpret a rich and varied selection from the repertoire associated with Stan, playing tracks from their latest acclaimed CD entitled simply Stan.

Bright, vibrant and wholly engaging, sustained from the first note, throughout both sets…It’s hard to think of a way this performance could have been bettered – 

Another superb album…a musical love potion…recommended – highly– BEBOP SPOKEN HERE 

Definitely out of the right bottle…I was in Hawg Heaven from the first, pure notes of “Moonlight In Vermont” that tripped out of Mark’s bell and made their way on gossamer wings to the rear of the room” – JAZZ JOURNAL (live review)


06 Aug 2022

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