CAMILLA GEORGE QUARTET
Tonight we welcome Camilla George, MOBO-nominated saxophonist and long-time star of acclaimed group “Jazz Jamaica” to the club!
Camilla George (Jazz Jamaica, Courtney Pine’s Venus Warriors), has hand-picked an exciting new quartet showcasing some of London’s finest young players. Including Sarah Tandy (Gilad Atzmon), bassist Daniel Casimir (Clark Tracey) and on drums Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective, Tomorrows Warriors).
Formed in 2014, the Camilla George Quartet has a modern edge whilst paying homage to the Jazz tradition, with a bit of Calypso thrown into the mix. The band is inspired by artists such as Kenny Kirkland, Wynton Marsalis, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and Kenny Garrett.
The EP, Lunacity has been well received by fans and musicians alike. It has been hailed as a “fresh” sound by fans and “thoroughly enjoyable” by jazz legend, Courtney Pine. The release, which was held at The Crypt, Camberwell, was a sold out affair.
The album, Isang pronounced I-S-A-NG (NG as in song), is a celebration of the Jazz tradition, from its African roots through to its modern forms. The title of the album, Isang is an old Effik/Ibibio word which means journey and symbolises the musical journey that the Camilla George Quartet have embarked upon. Effik is the language of coastal south-eastern Nigerians and is of particular significance as it is where Camilla was born. The album aims to create a fusion of African, Caribbean and American influences. It will include some music inspired by West Africa but performed in the Jazz medium such as Mami Wata- a driving blues written to celebrate Mami Wata a West African spirit often taking on the form of a mermaid which is deeply rooted in the ancient tradition and mythology of West Africa.
This album takes the listener on an exciting voyage from West Africa to the Caribbean and The Americas resulting in a distinctive fusion of sounds which typifies the Camilla George Quartet.
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