Alec Dankworth’s love of music from the Iberian peninsular sees World Spirit cross the Straits of Gibraltar into Africa, South America and beyond, to explore melodies from these and other continents from a jazz perspective.
Voted Best Bass Player in the 1995 and 1997 British Jazz Awards, in addition to leading several groups of his own, Alec has worked with artists such as Van Morrison, Stephanne Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Dave Brubeck, Mose Allison, Mel Torme and George Shearing.
Continuing the Dankworth dynasty is daughter Emily on vocals, and completing a stellar line-up are tenor saxist Brandon Allen and percussionist Paul Clarvis.
Brandon has worked with Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Paloma Faith, Soweto Kinch, Guy Barker and Claire Martin to name a few, while Paul has worked with everyone from Mick Jagger, Nina Simone and Steve Swallow, to Paul McCartney and Michel Legrand.
With tunes by Duke Ellington, Bela Flek, Antonio-Carlos Jobim, Abdullah Ibrahim and WC Handy, World Spirit offers a superb evening of global song and improvisation.
Sunday, March 6th
“Elegant stability, big sound, sure beat, and thoughtful spontaneity.” - John Fordham, The Guardian
"Alec Dankworth, the paragon of bass uprightness." - Don Paterson, The Observer
Tickets £12, £10, £8 Concessions.
Doors: 7.00pm. Music: 7.30pm