Ellington In Anticipation

May, 2012
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Ellington In Anticipation, a brand-new project inspired by the music of Duke Ellington, taking many of his most revered compositions such as Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, Take The A Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing  and Creole Love Call, will be released on the subtone records label in February 2013 and will be available for purchase from this website very soon!

A brand-new project inspired by the music of Duke Ellington, taking many of Ellington’s most revered compositions such as Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, Take The A Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing  and Creole Love Call, Mark has deconstructed and arranged these characterful melodies into a fascinating set of new music,  rich in orchestration and concept and entirely respectful to the beauty of Ellington’s original creations.  Featuring some of the most exciting and original musicians in the UK,  this is a unique and radical project which beautifully combines the old with the new.   

 This all star seven- piece group includes Mark Lockheart (saxophone-  Parliamentary Jazz Musician  of the year 2010, Loose Tubes, Polar Bear etc )  Seb Rochford (drums)  Liam Noble (piano) Tom Herbert (bass) Finn Peters (alto sax), James Allsop (clarinets) and Margrit Hasler ( viola)