Sunday, 2 June 2013

Rythme Futur (jazz)

I thought I had blogged about Rythme Futur before their previous visit to the Under Ground Theatre last year but it turns out that I hadn't so I'll remedy the omission right now!

Formed around thirteen years ago, Rythme Futur are a five-piece band, regulars on the jazz festival circuit who perform a Gypsy-style of jazz inspired by the Hot Club De France sound. Their line up includes George Trebar on bass and the gorgeous vocals of Julie McKee as well as two guitars and clarinet or saxophone. The YouTube I've chosen for the end of this post was filmed at the Under Ground and shows George Trebar on double bass, Mark Crooks on tenor saxophone, Jeff Green on electric guitar and Nils Solberg on acoustic guitar with Julie McKee.

Gypsy jazz, also known as Jazz Manouche because of its French roots, originated in Paris in the 1930s. Led by Django Reinhardt, the style incorporates multiple rhythm guitars to produce the distinctive swing beat and dispenses with drums altogether. Many tunes are in minor keys and music in waltz time is also important. 

Under Ground Theatre, Fri 14th Jun, 20:00.
Tickets £11 (£10 members),available online, by calling 0845 680 1926, or in person from the Box Office and the Tourist Information Office.

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