On Sunday 19th November at 7pm, Gallery favourite Iain Ballamy returns to the Goldmark Front Room with one of the greatest living jazz pianists, Gareth Williams, to perform an evening of music inspired by Bill Evans.
Ballamy and Williams are rightly considered two legends of the contemporary British jazz scene. Book your tickets here early as there are only 60 seats available and we are bound to sell out.
A pioneer of post bop and modal jazz, Evans rose to prominence after playing on the legendary and iconic Miles Davis album ‘Kind of blue’ before becoming a key figure as a composer and leader of his trio with Scott La Faro.
Ballamy and Williams are perfectly matched and supremely balanced in this set celebrating the harmonic genius of Evans. The music is sophisticated and deep with almost orchestral harmonic qualities and a uniquely reflective character. Williams is recognised for his profound understanding of Evans’ music and his ability to portray it with the emotional gravitas it demands.
Iain Ballamy (b1964) is recognized internationally as an original, uncompromising and forward-thinking musician. His work is eclectic, contemporary and un-encumbered by formality and tradition as is clearly evident in his writing commissions for the London Sinfonietta, Henri Oguike Dance Company and the soundtracks for films ‘Luna’ and ‘Mirrormask’ for film director Dave McKean. Ballamy is currently recording for ECM records with his projects ‘Food’ and ‘Quercus’. He teaches at the Royal Academy and Guildhall school of music in London.
Described as “a jewel of a player…spinning out luminous introductions and codas” he has dazzled audiences with his virtuosic approach to the piano. Playing credits include Us3, Claire Martin for whom he acted as MD and performances worldwide with Jim Mullen, Art Farmer, Bud Shank, James Moody, George Coleman, Dave Liebman, Martin Taylor, Tommy Smith, Tim Garland, and Trish Clowes.