Mark Crooks Quintet Plays - Johnny Mandel

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Last Show: Tuesday 6 th March 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Award-winning clarinet and saxophone player Mark Crooks, soloist from the acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra, presents an evening dedicated to the music of the brilliant American composer and arranger Johnny Mandel. From Oscar-winning movie scores to world famous songs , from orchestrations for Sinatra to TV themes and soundtracks, Johnny Mandel is a real musician’s musician. Expect familiar melodies such as Emily , The Shadow of Your Smile –(from the compelling Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor film “The Sandpiper”), the theme from MASH (Suicide is Painless) and Close Enough For Love alongside lesser known gems like Groover Wailin’, Quietly There and Low Life.

To perform this wonderful music Mark, playing tenor saxophone and clarinet, brings to Dean Street an accomplished band of award winning musicians, featuring Colin Oxley – guitar, Gabriel Latchin – piano, Simon Thorpe – double bass & Matt Home drums.

Band Lineup

Mark Crooks (tenor sax)

Colin Oxley (guitar)

Gabriel Latchin (piano)

Simon Thorpe (double bass)

Matt Home (drums)