Andrew Logan Museum Jazz

Jimmy Smith: A Rediscovery
Thursday 27th September 8pm
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ANDREW LOGAN MUSEUM JAZZ – JIMMY SMITH : A REDISCOVERY

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 8PM      £12.50 ADVANCE / £15 ON THE DOOR

 

The Hammond organ wasn't originally designed for jazz clubs, but for churches that couldn't afford a full-blown pipe organ.  Jimmy Smith thought differently. 

 

His parents taught him piano and he was nine when he won a radio talent contest in Philadelphia, playing boogie-woogie.   Smith combined church organ sounds, R&B leanings and the fast phrasing of bebop, creating combinations of the Hammond's low register and the dramatic effects of its revolutionary "percussion stop".  He toured the world with a repertoire of favourite phrases, tumultuous gospel-choir sounds, roaring chord-work and ecstatic trills and was preparing for tours right up until his death in 2005. 

 

In taking Smith's charts and re-creating them, the experienced group this evening aim for the same churning, exhilarating, backbeat-cracking, riff-shouting organ blues - the same excitement-fizz of a night.  Roy Johnson, Stuart Goodhew, Jeff Matthews and Gary Santry perform.

 

“We’ve been excited about this night for some time” said Anne-Marie Pope, from ALMoS, “The group have been put together especially for this evening and have been rehearsing for months – it will be a real treat.”

 

Musicians will play shortly after doors open at 8pm.  Tickets are £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door, which includes a light supper, and can be bought from the museum, Andrew Logan website (www.andrewlogan.com/events), or in person at R H Bunners, Montgomery. 

 

The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture opened in Berriew in 1991 and is the only museum in Europe dedicated to a living artist.  The museum is open 12 – 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays throughout June, July, August and September and by arrangement.  Entry is only £3.00 (concs £1.50).  Family tickets available.

 

For more information, contact Anne-Marie Pope on 07813 885 906 or the Museum direct on 01686 640 689, almos@andrewloganmuseum.org