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Ralph Towner Guitar & Paolo Fresu Trumpet

PRE-SHOW RUSH HOUR CONCERT: TUESDAY 8 MARCH 5.30PM MOONLIGHTERS Make it an evening of jazz as the University’s talented big band play a one-hour rush hour concert prior to the Paolo Fresu & Ralph Towner concert at 8pm. Rarely do we have the opportunity to hear a duo combining guitar and trumpet alone. There are few sounds in jazz as sensually seductive as Ralph Towner’s guitars. As for Sardinian Paolo Fresu, his long notes somehow contain both flawless golden light and human frailty. Towner and Fresu have rarely played together, and never before as a duo - but they are made for each other. Both are romantic and erudite improvisers who take moment-to-moment liberties with melodic form. Iconic guitarist Ralph Towner has recorded for the ECM label for nearly forty years, working with Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, and his own group Oregon, whilst Carla Bley wrote an album specifically to showcase Fresu’s trumpet sound, The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu. They will be performing Towner’s original compositions from their recent ECM album Chiroscuro