John Law and Mary James Management presents

John Law’s 'Re-Creations' Album Launch

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Last Show: Sunday 11 th March 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

John Law presents his new project playing well-known tunes from the world of jazz and pop. Alongside classic jazz standards the Quartet plays intriguing new arrangements of songs by The Beatles, Sting, Radiohead, Adele, Paul Simon, Daft Punk... So you might hear a baroque version of 'Summertime' next to a funky version of 'In The Summertime'! The quartet features the exciting talents of the new generation: stunning musician James Agg on bass with the rhythmic grooving of Billy Weir on drums and percussion. This Pizza Express debut of the band will launch their new album 'Re-Creations Volume 1'.

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“One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists.”

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Known mainly for his Congregation, playing his own original compositions, mixing jazz, classical and electronica, as well as classical events such as his Goldberg project, John Law (“One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists”International Piano Magazine, 2014) has put together a stunning new group of young musicians, playing mainly his arrangements of other people’s tunes. In a move away from electronics to this purely acoustic group, he will be presenting music taken not just from the standard jazz repertoire but also music taken from pop and indie material (Beatles, Radiohead, Adele, Daft Punk).

John Law has created a band which plays highly accessible melodic music and recognised tunes in extremely creative and interactive arrangements, simple and complex, with an emphasis on spontaneous interaction in a group of highly versatile young musicians.

Sam Crockatt, on saxophones, is a Parliamentary Jazz Award winner and himself a bandleader and composer who has performed and recorded with Gwilym Simcock and Kit Downes.

Above all a really melodic improviser, James Agg is one of the best-kept secrets of the UK jazz world, one already full to the brim with amazing young talent! With perfect ears and a brilliant double bass technique, James is also one of the most important melodic voices in the group, while simultaneously holding down much of the rhythm.

Billy Weir is one of the new breed of young drummers who are at home in all the rhythmic complexities of today’s contemporary jazz, while also taking pleasure in the joy of a simple, driving and wonderfully supportive groove!

John Law (piano and keyboards)

Sam Crockatt (saxophones)

James Agg (double bass)

Billy Weir (drums)