Gary Bartz live

Friday 11 April 2014Past concert

Gary Bartz and GW JR.


291 Mare Street E8 1EJ London, UK

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Doors open: 20:00

Musiccisum proudly presents the legendary Jazz Master Gary Bartz, playing the beautiful and engaging songbook of Grover Washington jr. This event will also be supported with special UK guests to be announced.

Gary Bartz is a Grammy award winning American alto and soprano saxophonist and clarinetist. He has played with Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and Jackie McLean. His group, the Ntu Troop, combined soul, funk, African music, hard bop, and avant-garde jazz.

In addition to working with Miles in the early ’70s – including playing the historic Isle of Wight Festival in August, 1970 – Bartz was busy fronting his own NTU Troop ensemble. The group got its name from the Bantu language: NTU means unity in all things, time and space, living and dead, seen and unseen. Outside the Troop and throughout the late ’70s, he released such acclaimed albums as, ANOTHER EARTH, HOME, MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY, and LOVE AFFAIR,

Jazz critic Stanley Crouch as “one of the very best who has ever picked up the instrument”. He has recorded more than 40 solo albums and over 200 as a guest artist. He won a Grammy Award in 2005 for his playing on McCoy Tyner’s album Illuminations.

The late Grover Washington, Jr. Washington was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Washington made some of the genre’s most memorable hits, including “Mister Magic,” “Reed Seed,” “Black Frost,” “Winelight,” “Inner City Blues” and “The Best is Yet to Come”. In addition, he performed very frequently with other artists, including Bill Withers , Patti LaBelle and Phyllis Hyman, Whilst his first three albums established him as a force in jazz and soul music, it was his fourth album in 1974, Mister Magic, which proved a major commercial success.

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