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Past Event
Classical Music

Moondog: Sidewalk Dances

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 2023/24
Sun 12 Nov 2023

British jazz greats play music by Moondog, Nick Cave, Tom Waits & Bob Dylan

BPOFriends Priority Booking Fri 21 Jul, 10am (phone/counter only)
On Sale Tue 8 Aug, 10am

Deep River Music from the Deep South
Moondog Sidewalk Dances (arranged MacGregor)

Andy Sheppard saxophones
Kuljit Bhamra tablas
Seb Rochford drums
Joanna MacGregor conductor/piano

Brighton Philharmonic join forces with some of the greatest jazz players on the British scene today exploring the cult figure Moondog, whose influence has been felt from the streets of 1960s New York to DJ Mr Scruff.

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Andy Sheppard has long been an artistic partner of Joanna MacGregor, and their first half explores their popular album, Deep River: Deep South gospel and blues meet electronica, with music by Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. The second half explodes into Sidewalk Dances, a 12-movement orchestral suite based on Moondog’s famous short compositions, including Voices of Spring, Bird’s Lament, Dogtrot and Single Foot. Moondog’s iconic music mixes swing, Native American rhythms, catchy melody and - above all – his love of Bach

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