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SAMMY RIMINGTON BAND with special guest CUFF BILLET
Wednesday 17 October 2018, From 8.00pm

SAMMY RIMINGTON BAND with special guest CUFF BILLET

Member Ticket only - £15
Non-member Ticket only– £20
Member Dining + Ticket – £43
Non-member Dining + Ticket – £48

Over 18s only

Doors Open 7pm

1st Set  8.15pm
2nd Set 9.45pm

SAMMY RIMINGTON with CUFF BILLET

Of all the “honorary” New Orleans citizens who happen to come from England,Sammy Rimington is perhaps the most lyrically musical. A graceful and highlycreative master of New Orleans jazz, he came to prominence with Ken Colyer´s Jazzmen around 1960 and worked regularly with them thereafter, as well as with like-minded musicians countrywide in Britain, Europe and America. In 1965 he moved to the USA, worked with “Red” Allen, Zutty Singleton, Herman Autrey and others, and soon after moved to New Orleans, where he replaced Butch Thompson in the Hall Brother´s Band, recorded with Kid Thomas (George Lewis shared the session) and regularly collaborated with visitors like Don Ewell and Max Morath. After returning to Europe he worked with Barry Martyn, formed his jazz-rock band Armada, and worked around Britain and Europe with, among others, George Webb (1973), Martyn´s Legendes of Jazz (1974),  Duke Burell (1974-5) and Chris Barber (1977-79). By 1995 he had played and recorded with every American and European New Orleans -style jazzman of note, an like a small  number of other great British reedmen (eg Tubby Hayes and Pete King) his name had become a promise of quality and flair. “It´s very difficult to express my feelings for this kind of music,” says Rimington, “but I know after years of playing and experience that it´s one of the most difficult  forms of music to play well, due to it´s simplicity and relaxed rhythmic feel. I prefer the music to be free but, controlled ... also not to be restricted and tied down to sounding like a particular band on record.”