Saturday, June 26, 2010

Glasgow Jazz Festival

The Glasgow Jazz Festival presents: THE STU BROWN SEXTET PLAY RAYMOND SCOTT. Musical mayhem is brought to life by Stu Brown’s brilliantly orchestrated Sextet who will perform Raymond Scott’s cartoon compositions in sync with animation created by the children at this year's Flutter Echo workshop. The concert will also feature new arrangements of Scott's music commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council.
  • TICKETS: Here
  • WHEN: Sunday, June 27th, 2010, 2pm
  • WHERE: Platform@The Bridge
, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow
Update: review from Scotland's The Big Issue here:

Thanks to these fresh arrangements, the contemporary value of Scott’s work, so far ahead of its time, is plain. The slinking bassy throb of ‘Snake Woman’ wouldn’t be out of place on a Tom Waits record, while the timings, especially of the drums, on some of the Electronium sessions that have been reinterpreted by Stu and his merry men are something you might hear on a Roni Size track. The work Stu Brown is doing here is genuinely impressive, and if the starker new arrangements of Scott’s bold/odd Electronium works premiered today hook the more serious jazz aficionados, then fairweather listeners can remain happy with the kickabout cartoon capers of that first album.

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