Jim Rattigan 'Duos'

ft. Ivo Neame, Nick Costley-White, and Hans Koller

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PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

A list of Jim Rattigan’s accomplishments would fill pages, just as his music fills the air with the sheer joy of creativity. One of the world’s foremost exponents of the French horn, he is also one of the few to have convincingly adapted it to jazz music. In a career spanning over forty years, he’s played in ensembles of every conceivable size and sort, but never had the opportunity to show what the French Horn is ca pable of in those most stripped-back, quintessential jazz formats: the duo record and the Standards album. Until now… Tonight, Jim launches ‘Duos’ the result of his exploration of the French horn in this demanding, yet rewarding setting with collaborators Ivo Neame, Nick Costley-White, and Hans Koller.

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“A brilliant and versatile jazz soloist on French horn.”

Rough Guide to Jazz (Penguin)

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Fans of brass instruments, jazz music, classical music, and first-class musicianship will find much to enjoy in these thrilling, adventurous, collaborations.  The joy that the players found in the music is communicated loud and clear throughout this outstanding trio of releases and this evening presents a unique and rare opportunity to experience it live.

Set 1 - Jim Rattigan and Hans Koller explore the music of Thelonius Monk

Set 2 - Jim Rattigan and Nick Costley-White with the Great American Songbook

Set 3 - Jim Rattigan and Ivo Neame - adventurous rearrangements and original sketches

Band Line Up

Jim Rattigan (French Horn)

Hans Koller (piano)

Nick Costley-White (guitar)

Ivo Neame (piano)