Morningside double bassist joins cream of jazz musicians in album launch

posted 18 Aug 2009, 03:00 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
19 year-old Andrew Robb, from Morningside, who was crowned BBC Radio Scotland Young Jazz Musician 2009, will join eight of Scotland’s brightest young jazz musicians as they launch their debut album in September with concerts throughout the country, including The Lot in Edinburgh.

 

Simply titled ‘Collective’, the ensemble’s first ever CD includes music composed by some of the band members and unique arrangements of contemporary jazz standards by band Director, Malcolm Edmonstone.  With impressive improvisations and scorching solos, tracks on the CD include: Clifford Brown’s Joy Spring, Gentle Piece by Kenny Wheeler and a version of Prince’s Thieves in the Temple, arranged by jazz veteran Herbie Hancock.

 

This impressive young band are among the most talented and experienced young jazz musicians Scotland has to offer. Having been involved in The National Youth Jazz Orchestra for many years, they are now embarking on their careers in the professional jazz arena, this really is an opportunity to see and hear the future stars of Scottish jazz. The ensemble will perform the album in full at venues across Scotland, including Eden Court, Inverness, City Halls, Glasgow and The Lot, Edinburgh.

 

The CD will be available to purchase at these concerts and online at www.nyos.co.uk, from 5. September.

 

Launch Concert Listings

EDEN COURT, INVERNESS/INBHIR NIS

2 September 2009, 7.30pm/

2 den An t-Sultain 2009, 7.30f

Box office: 01463 234 234

Tickets:  £10/£5

 

THE RECITAL ROOM, CITY HALLS, GLASGOW

3 September 2009, 7.30pm

Box office: 0141 353 8000

Tickets:  £10/£5

THE LOT, EDINBURGH

4 September 2009, 7.30pm

Box office: 0141 332 8311

Tickets:  £10/£5

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