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24-25 November. jazzwerkstatt festival. Julie Sassoon, Peter Ehwald, Alan Skidmore and more celebrate this iconic label.
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Pigfoot Play Bacharach

Chris Batchelor – trumpet
Liam Noble – piano
James Allsopp – baritone sax
Paul Clarvis – drums


Pigfoot established themselves as innovative interpreters of classic New Orleans jazz with their acclaimed 2014 CD ‘21st Century Acid Trad’. At their ongoing ‘Pigfoot Play’ residency at the Vortex they have been extending their repertoire in all directions, with sold out gigs dedicated to Opera, Motown, Elvis and 1972, each show unique and unmissable.
 
This time they focus on the work of the great Burt Bacharach, who wrote countless hits for artists such as Dionne Warwick, Aretha Frankiln, Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones. So expect classics like “Walk On By”, “Anyone Who Had A Heart”” and “What’s New Pussy Cat”, spontaneously transformed by the band’s wild musicality and wry humour. 

Pigfoot delivered 90 minutes of concentrated joie de vivre in the packed Guildhall. Their alchemical skills are apparently boundless: peaking by transmuting Mozart into Abdullah Ibrahim.”

Jon Turney; Jazzwise, Brecon Jazz Festival 2015

Here’s an example of their reinterpretation of Elvis!

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