‘Mark Nightingale never puts a foot wrong, producing a string of solos which are constantly inventive while keeping your foot tapping’
Tony Augarde, Crescendo & Jazz Magazine
‘Alan Barnes stylistic range is quite phenomenal… He has a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style without actually imitating anyone’
Dave Gelly, Masters Of The Jazz Saxophone
Mark Nightingale and Alan Barnes with their remarkable arrangements, inventive musicianship and stunning improvisation playing the music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
Two of the great multi award winning jazz icons of the U.K. scene. Mark Nightingale on trombone and Alan Barnes on clarinet and saxophones, with the Graham Harvey Trio, play the music of two great and loved composers of 20th Century popular music, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
The combination of Gershwin and Porter’s memorable melodies, including gems “Summertime”, “I Got Rhythm”, “Night and Day”, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “Just One Of Those Things”, “Love For Sale” and many more, with Mark’s inventive arrangements, never fails to delight.
The very best of creative swinging jazz in the 21st Century, with love and respect for two 20th Century composing icons, make for a great night at the Newport Festival. Expect remarkable arrangements, inventive musicianship and stunning improvisation.
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