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Orphy Robinson All Stars

The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook

Sunday 26 May 7.30pm

RNCM Theatre

Orphy_Robinson

Orphy Robinson vibraphone
Byron Wallen trumpet
Tony Kofi soprano & baritone saxophones
Rowland Sutherland flute
Robert Mitchell piano
Dudley Phillips double bass
Rod Youngs drums

Orphy Robinson, former Jazz Warrior and Blue Note artist, has performed across genres, with artists such as Robert Plant, Nigel Kennedy, Andy Sheppard, Courtney Pine and Don Cherry.

In September 2016, Orphy assembled this band to pay homage to vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson shortly after his passing, with original arrangements taken from across Hutcherson’s long and varied career – including some rarely performed music from his more overlooked recordings, as well as albums such as Components, Stick Up! and Knucklebean. Voted Live Experience of the Year at the 2017 JazzFM Awards, the septet features the cream of gifted UK instrumentalists, with a commanding frontline and a blistering rhythm section.

The result? An astonishingly varied, hard-swinging and joyful celebration of this 20th century maestro of the vibraphone.


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Sunday 26 May 7.30pm - Tickets £18