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Jim Rattigan Quartet at Jazz At The Speakeasy

    Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: The Wick Inn, Hove
    Jazz at the Speakeasy

    We are pleased to have the debut of one of the UK’s only Jazz- French Horn players in the form of Jim Rattigan.

    A list of Jim Rattigan’s accomplishments would fill pages, just as his music fills the air with the sheer joy of creativity. One of the world’s foremost exponents of the French Horn, he is also one of the few to have convincingly adapted it to jazz…

    In a career spanning over forty years, he’s played in ensembles of every conceivable size and sort, but never had the opportunity to show what the French horn is capable of in stripped-back, quintessential jazz formats: the duo record and the Standards album. His latest project Duos sees him explore this most demanding but rewarding setting in a three-album Box Set featuring Ivo Neame, Nick Costley-White, and Hans Koller, allowing the full range and versatility of the horn to shine. 

    Jim Rattigan has performed all over the world both as a jazz soloist and as a band member of various groups. These include the Michael Brecker Quindectet, the Charlie Haden / Carla Bley Liberation Music Orchestra, the McCoy Tyner Big Band, Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice, the Creative Jazz Orchestra with Kenny Wheeler, Brad Mehldau with the Britten Sinfonia, the Guy Barker Big Band and the Simon Purcell Octet. Jim has toured and recorded with the Mike Gibbs band the Hans Koller band with Steve Swallow and Bill Frisell, Julian Arguelles Ensemble, Mark Lockheart’s Scratch Band, and the London Sinfonietta.

    Joining him tonight are Chris coull (trumpet), David Beebee (organ) and Joe Edwards (drums)