Following a spellbinding performance of A South Asian Suite in 2013, clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh is delighted to return to his Manchester musical homeland, with a performance launch of new album, the blue light the red light.
The new album, recorded in Longsight and London, marks a move towards song-like structures and psychedelic textures, a sonic space where Alice Coltrane meets the Roses, Spiritualized and Primal Scream. Propelled by a hard driving rhythm section, and supported by the multi-layered guitar of Shirley Tetteh, Arun’s celebrated lyricism, melodic outpourings and freewheeling improvisations become passionate and intensely emotional ‘songs without words’.
Winner of ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Arun Ghosh is a leading light on UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and a charismatic rock ‘n’ roll spirit. His forthcoming album, the Blue Light the Red Light, will be released in October 2017.
Support comes from Manchester bass legend, Steve Ojay, with his unique solo set, honed on the streets of Newcastle.
‘Extraordinary charisma and musicianship and a consistently riveting compositional skill’ – Jazzwise
Arun Ghosh – clarinet
Chris Williams – alto saxophone
Shirley Tetteh – electric guitar
Liran Donin – bass
Tansay Omar – drums
This is a seated show with limited standing.