Following the release in October of Tim Lapthorn’s third and highly anticipated album, Transport, the pianist is performing with superb jazz saxophonist Bobby Wellins and bassist Arnie Somogyi next Friday (Nov 16).
Bobby Wellins is well known as one of the finest tenor players to have graced the British jazz scene.
The band will play a mix of beautiful Lapthorn originals from the CD alongside reworkings of more standard material.
Sheffield Jazz promise: “Expect lyrical, melodic yet explorative and exciting playing from this group of highly experienced and talented musicians.
“Lapthorn has forged a reputation as one of the UK’s most highly respected piano players with his harmonic, soulful yet spacious approach to the instrument, with his many influences ranging from Debussy to D’Angelo.”
Arnie Somogyi has worked with a lot of famous musicians including Joey Calderazzo, Eddie Henderson, Claire Martin, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Grossman and James Moody. Most recently he’s featured on Richard Ashcroft’s latest CD Keys To The World and as part of a stellar line-up on Chris Botti’s To Love Again. He also has his own band, Ambulance – “specialists in musical accidents and emergency”.
The drummer is Stephen Keogh, who has both classical and jazz roots.
The gig is at the Millennium Hall on Ecclesall Road.