John Hollenbeck Claudia Quintet + Royal Academy of Music Big Band
LONDON Southbank Centre / Purcell Room
Composer and percussionist John Hollenbeck "makes music that sounds the way the world looks and feels in 2013" (New Republic). Forever seeking to surprise, Hollenbeck brings two sides of his hydra-like musical personality to the Festival.
The Claudia Quintet has amazed audiences from Alabama to the Amazon – telepathic interplay and constantly shifting voicings are hallmarks of a small band making very big music. Hollenbeck’s music for large ensemble is equally unpredictable and multihued, performed here by a big band packed with talented young players, the outcome of his highly successful visiting professorship.
The Claudia Quintet Live on the MS Stubnitz point part 1