The line-up for the gig is as follows:
Baritone Sax & Artistic Director: Issie Barratt
Voice: Jessica Radcliffe
Piano: Zoe Rahman
Trumpet: Becca Toft. Alto sax: Helena Kay. Tenor sax: Alyson Cawley
Cello: Shirley Smart. Bass: Charlie Pyne. Drums: Caroline Boaden
This ensemble has been garnering rave reviews so the Southampton audience have plenty to be excited about.
Interchange: Pushing at the boundaries and blurring all the edges
BBC Radio 4’s 2018 powerlister Issie Barratt presents her stellar ensemble INTERCHANGE performing two sets of breathing repertoire from their critically acclaimed debut album “Donna’s Secret” (Guardian Album of the Month **** and Jazzwise Editor’s choice)
Share a tantalising journey through a series of musical vignettes, from the deep valleys of the Fennoscandian Peninsula in Issie Barratt’s “Kulning” to the streets of Jerusalem in Shirley Smart’s trilogy Palmyra, while enjoying the love of tango in Karen Street’s Still Here, fascination for novelist Donna Tartt in Brigitte Beraha’s Donna’s Secret, intrigue in nature’s irregular patterns in Tori Freestone’s Spontaneous Symmetry and a Kenny Wheeler play on words in Nikki Iles’ Negomi (Imogen backwards).
“A compelling & emotional set of top drawer contemporary jazz… One for the wish list” London Jazz News.
“A totally engaging performance” Jazz Journal.
“Full of sophisticated music & improvisational skill” Bebop Spoken Here.
“One of the finest & most creative jazz groups. A wonderful group spirit & enormous range of rich & colourful sound. ..One of the sensations of the year” Darlington & Stockton Times.