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Adrian Cox presents ‘Profoundly Blue’

Friday, November 08, 2019

Adrian Cox – Clarinet (pictures)
Joe Webb – Piano
Simon Read – Bass
Gethin Jones – Drums

This highly acclaimed concert celebrates the traditional hot jazz music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox.

The title Profoundly Blue comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Hall, along with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian. Cox leads the quartet with this as a starting point and continues through a programme of lesser known tunes from the albums Rumpus on Rampart Street and Petit Fleur. Together they bring to life a fine selection of Hall’s work with Eddie Condon, Teddy Wilson and, of course, Louis Armstrong, in this fantastic tribute to one of the true legends of jazz.

Clarinettist Adrian Cox, started playing music aged 6 and turned professional at the age of 15. He has toured Europe extensively over the past 19 years and is “London’s most charismatic reedsman” (Time Out London).

Over his career he has performed with artists including Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Ronnie Wood, Guy Barker, at countless sell out shows including Ronnie Scott’s, The Barbican, and The Lincoln Center (New York). Adrian's love for the clarinet is evident in his soulful and inspiring playing, and he will lift any bandstand.