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      April 9, 2020

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      Hollingbourne
      Maidstone, Kent

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      The John Altman Dek-Tette featuring James Tormé The Sound Of Marty Paich

      Fresh off his sold-out Bring Back The Bands tour across the pond, American singing star James Tormé flies in from L.A. to join the John Altman all-star Dek-tette in a salute to Marty Paich, one of the greatest pianist/composer/arrangers who ever lived. From the seven now-legendary mid-century albums he arranged for singers Mel Tormé and Ella Fitzgerald, to those he made with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Anita O’Day, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, Stan Getz, Art Pepper, Stan Kenton, Shorty Rogers and countless others, Marty Paich proved time and again that he could access staggering levels of creativity, earning him the nickname 'The Picasso Of Jazz'. Dusting off an incredible array of treasured 10-horn and big band arrangements from the Paich archives, multi-award winners Tormé and Altman will let the public have a taste of it all in this very special, unique celebration. 

      A fully-fledged creative pioneer, Paich was the cream of the crop. He would go on to enjoy a storied career that took him to the very top of the entertainment world. The son of Marty’s favorite recording partner-in-crime (and a world- renowned jazz star in his own right), James Tormé salutes the 10-horn ‘Dek-tette’ wizardry of Paich, both vocal and instrumental, while telling the story of his stellar career.

      Between 1955-65 the jazz world was fighting for its very existence in the face of a severe Rock ’n Roll tidal wave. Along with a few of his pacific coast jazz contemporaries (Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Billy May, Stan Kenton, Bill Holman, Russ Garcia and a few others) Marty worked hard to give jazz artists something of the ‘gloves off’ variety to fight back with. The resulting music, both vocal and instrumental was some of the hippest, most unforgettable jazz ever written. It quite simply has to be heard live for its magic to be fully appreciated.

      Cost: 20.00

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