Alan Barnes and David Newton have been playing duets for 42 years. These multi-award-winning masters of jazz cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only be drawn from experience. This is a partnership of virtuoso reed player Barnes, playing all the saxes, clarinet and bass clarinet, and one of the greatest solo jazz pianists this country has ever produced, David Newton. They have developed an empathy and telepathic sympathy which only playing together for many years can bring. The emphasis, as always, is on swinging, accessibility and interplay. Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight-ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed with lots of anecdotes and peppered with humour.
'Barnes, plays music that was radical 50 years ago . . . but he infuses it with so much passion and energy you could believe it was minted on the spot.' John L. Walters, The Guardian.
'This is assured, beautifully played jazz' Peter Marsh, BBC Music Review
'A great night of music from world class jazz musicians.Alan Barnes and Dave Newton in my village hall. Bliss.' Live & Local Promoter