The Bobby Hutchinson Songbook

The public-voted the ‘Live Experience Of The Year ‘ Award went to                       the veteran Vibraphonist, ORPHY ROBINSON, for his performance                        of ‘The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook’ at Church Of Sound.

The full list of winners are as follows:

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Yamaha)
Yussef Kamaal

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Oris Watches)
Donny McCaslin

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by PRS for Music)
Norma Winstone

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Rathbones)
Nikki Yeoh

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by The Piano Bar Soho)
Rolling Stones

SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by RCS)
Laura Mvula

JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya)
Jaimeo Brown

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Pollitt & Partners)
Gilles Peterson – Worldwide FM

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE) (Sponsored by Arqiva)
Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome

UK JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE) (Sponsored by Grange Hotels)
Shabaka Hutchings

LIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC VOTE)
Orphy Robinson All Stars – The Bobby Hutcherson Songbook

PPL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recipient: Georgie Fame

IMPACT AWARD  (Sponsored by Everyman)
Recipient: Damien Chazelle

THE GOLD AWARD
Recipient: Charlie Watts

————————————————————————————————————Music critic Richard Williams places the Bobby Hutcherson songbook concert at Church of sound in his top 15 concerts of 2016 with the Laura Jurd / Evan Parker / Orphy Robinson / Alexander Hawkins (Cockpit, March) concert in 9th place..

Live performances:

1. Eve Risser’s White Desert Orchestra (Cité Universitaire, Paris, January)

2. Matana Roberts’s ‘For Pina’ (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, November)

3. Arve Henriksen / Jan Bang / Eivind Aarset (LSO St Luke’s, May)

4. Liberation Music Orchestra (Cadogan Hall, November)

5. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band  (Wembley Stadium, June)

6. Mike Westbrook (Kings Place, November)

7. Ches Smith Trio (New School, NYC, January)

8. The Necks (Union Chapel, April)

9. Laura Jurd / Evan Parker / Orphy Robinson / Alexander Hawkins (Cockpit, March)

10. Oddarrang (Jazzahead, Bremen, February)

11. Christian Lillinger’s Grund (Tiyatrom, Berlin, August)

12. Oslo Jazz Festival Band (Ronnie Scott’s, January)

13. Twelves (Vortex, July)

14. Wadada Leo Smith (Cafe Oto, July)

15. Orphy Robinson’s Bobby Hutcherson tribute (St James the Great, East London, September)


A Review of the Bobby Hutcherson concert in the Wire Magazine December 2016..

432 Ra-Dub Cleveland Watkiss & Orphy Robinson

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This Friday 7th March, 7:45pm..

In a cutting edge combination, for what can best be described as unique dramatic, cosmic, spatial and sonic journey across the sound barrier! Nu-Jazz (not Jazz) is mixed with classic Dub style to create a musical fusion at room temperature termed ‘The Dub Feel-Harmonic Series’ 432 Ra-Dub. Expect plenty of soulful inspiration from Creation to Re-Creation with split second timing & live sound manipulations.

Age Guidance TBC £12, £10 concs Book early.. Box Office: 020 8692 4446 http://canadawaterculturespace.org.uk/

 

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 “ Freedom” The Art of Improvisation.                                                                                                 

The Free Improv/ Free Jam session that they are all talking about is back this Sunday in the place to be at the Jazz Warriors International monthly residency at Charlie Wrights club.    
  
   Don Cherry – “When people believe in boundaries, they become part of them.”

  “Musicians its time to lose your changes and get in to the unreal book sessions”

Claude Deppa ^ Orphy Robinson + House Rhythm section of Pat Thomas-Piano, Steve Noble-Drums, Darren Taylor- Bass,

Time: 7pm till late.
Where: Charlie Wright’s
45 Pitfield Street
Hoxton
London
N1 6DA
£5.00 Entrance fee. Bar an
d Italian restaurant

Paul Bradshaw of Straight no Chaser magazine provides a DJ ridim & sounds between 2 sets of pure-live-free-style that pays homage to Sam Rivers’ legendary jam sessions, the AACM and the St Louis group amongst others.

FREEDOM is the name of the game. “Let’s make new standards”


“Improvi
sing musicians are musical travellers, voyagers. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.” Gary Burton.

“Spontaneously composed music is a counterpoint that has its own rules based on a natural order and intuitive logic.”