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One of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene, some 30+ years on Courtney Pine CBE continues to break new ground. In this special London Jazz Festival show, he brings his captivating collaboration with acclaimed pianist Zoe Rahman.
Recent years have seen Courtney Pine touring sell out shows across the UK, US and Canada and main stage performances at Bestival, Love Supreme and The London Jazz Festival with his award winning and critically acclaimed albums House of Legends and Black Notes from the Deep, featuring special guest vocalist Omar. With Hol and Black Notes widely regarded as two of his most vibrant and exhilarating projects in recent years, the follow-up duets project Song (The Ballad Book), his collaboration with pianist Zoe Rahman, has been heralded as one of his most intimate and reflective.
This utterly sublime project stripped everything right back to deliver a set of beautifully chosen ballads with Courtney playing bass clarinet accompanied only by Zoe on piano and saw the duo touring the project live for some of the most intimate shows of Courtney’s long and celebrated career.
Now for 2022 the duo are reunited again for a string of live shows to celebrate and debut brand new material from Courtney’s forthcoming album SPIRITUALITY, due for release in the Autumn. This touring line up will feature Courtney back on bass clarinet, Zoe on piano, and this time with the addition of a string quartet for these very special shows.
‘…this duo set is a revelation’ — The Guardian
‘It’s a match made in jazz heaven’ — The London Evening Standard
‘This is beautiful impressive work by two of our finest players’ — The Observer ★★★★★
‘Spellbinding. If House of Legends was the most danceable album Courtney Pine has ever produced, this successor to it is the most reflective and beautiful. Masterly’ — Jazzwise ★★★★
‘Great songs, intimate solos and Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman sounding tender and true’ — Financial Times ★★★★