Denys Baptiste tenor saxophone
Nikki Yeoh piano, keyboards
Neil Charles bass
Gary Crosby drums
Special Guest Steve Williamson tenor saxophone
British saxophonist and composer Denys Baptiste is one of most celebrated and important jazz musicians in the UK. His new album, The Late Trane, is a strong new statement, re-imagining the late period music of John Coltrane, that balances the master saxophonist’s unique artistic vision with the visceral emotions and cosmic references that encompass Coltrane’s later work: surely some of the most spiritually charged music of the 20th Century. The Late Trane is a reverent acknowledgement of this remarkable man and his music, by an artist with his own voice and his own sense of destiny.
John Coltrane continues to be one of my most important influences and his late period has always intrigued me and inspired my work over many years. I feel that to truly understand this music ‘you really need to play it’ and my new amazing group are up for the challenge of introducing this music to a whole new audience. Join us on The Late Trane for a truly inspirational musical journey. Denys Baptiste