Pigfoot Plays Ellington | Bracknell

Fri 7 Jul | Bracknell Jazz | Chris Batchelor, Liam Noble, James Allsopp, Paul Clarvis | South Hill Park, Bracknell RG12 7PA | 7:30 pm | Tickets £16.50 (£8 under 18s) here

Pigfoot Play Ellington is an imaginative reworking of a range of Duke Ellington’s iconic compositions, from the early Cotton Club blues material to Swing hits and through to the exotica that was inspired by Ellington’s extensive travels. The members of Pigfoot are all devotees of the Ellington sound – the muted rasp of trumpeter Cootie Williams, the poised grace of Harry Carney’s baritone, the dense crunch of Duke’s piano voicings and the buoyant bounce of drummer Sonny Greer are all reflected in the engaging and individual approaches of Batchelor, James Allsopp, Liam Noble and Paul Clarvis. An entertainingly riotous, swinging, delicate, gnarly account of Ellington’s legacy is promised.  www.bracknelljazz.co.uk