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Alan Barnes with alto sax
West Bridgford Library, Nottingham

Music of Charlie Parker - featuring Alan Barnes

Wed 12th Jun | 7:30pm
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Virtuoso on alto, Alan Barnes channels Charlie Parker's music, backed by the house band trio from Peggy's Skylight

Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker was one of the most important figureheads in the development of jazz music, a pioneer of the ‘bebop’ style. Here, virtuoso musician Alan Barnes channels Parker’s music, ably backed by the house band from Peggy's Skylight, with Paul Deats (piano) Martyn Spencer (double bass) and Andrew Wood (drums)

A firm favourite of Nottingham audiences, Alan is also a lively raconteur, well able to place Parker's musical influences in historical context on great tunes such as Yardbird Suite, Anthropology & Moose The Mooche.

Alan Barnes' “... stylistic range is quite phenomenal [with] a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style without actually imitating anyone” – Dave Gelly 

Watch Alan in action on this video at a recent gig - on this occasion with a quintet (- a different backing band).

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West Bridgford Library, Nottingham
Bridgford Road
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