Chris Ingham Quartet:
The Jazz of Dudley Moore
Sunday, March 4th
Classical organist, violinist, singer, beloved and endearing comic performer, a star of stage and TV in the 60s and a Hollywood movie star from the 70s. . . .
Dudley Moore was not only blessed with all these varied talents and attributes, but he was also one of the UK’s most dazzling, swinging jazz pianists, and a composer of wit and depth - witness, for example, his albums The Other Side of Dudley Moore (1965) and Genuine Dud (1966).
Dudley's prowess as a jazz pianist was somewhat overshadowed by his success as a comic actor - something that has sadly been overlooked for far too long. Thankfully, this has now been redressed, courtesy of long-time DM fan, pianist Chris Ingham.
Following the release of their highly praised CD, Dudley, the Chris Ingham Quartet revisit the Dagenham-born musician’s fabulous 1960s jazz compositions in an evening packed with music and anecdote.
Chris Ingham (Piano), Paul Higgs (Trumpet), Geoff Gascoyne (Double Bass), George Double (Drums).
Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm
"I can't imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, 'Which would you give up?', I'd have to say acting." - Dudley Moore
"Unfailingly tuneful and spiced with gentle harmonic guile . . . Dudley would have been delighted." -
The Observer ****
"A vibrant and moving homage." - Downbeat
“Sophisticated tribute . . .”
- London Evening Standard ****
". . . a worthy tribute to one of the British jazz piano greats."
- Bebop Spoken Here
"A jazz joy.” - MOJO
"The emotional range and depth that this ensemble has made playing Dudley's music has resulted in an intimate and heartfelt pleasure."
- London Jazz News
Have a listen to Dudley, Pete McGurk and Chris Karan performing My Blue Heaven and Just In Time. Both performances were featured in the regular musical interlude by the trio on Not Only But Also. Boy, could they swing!