Mike Lovatt director and trumpet
RCM Brass Ensemble
May Big Fat Brass (selection)
Richards (arr Colin Skinner) Cuban Fire Suite
Virtuoso trumpeter Mike Lovatt and the RCM Brass Ensemble present a fire-filled performance with an arrangement of Johnny Richards' 1956 influential Latin jazz suite Cuban Fire.
The work, originally written for the great Stan Kenton Orchestra, is now a tour de force for brass ensemble, jazz rhythm section and harp. Also on the programme are selections from the iconic 1958 album Big Fat Brass featuring Billy May's imaginative arrangements for big band brass.
Supported by The Victor Ford Swale Jazz Fund