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  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019

    The Adrian Cox Quartet perform ‘Profoundly Blue’

     Adrian Cox
    Adrian Cox – tenor sax

    Joe Webb - piano

    Gethin Jones – drums

    Simon Read - double bass

     

    Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall featuring leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox along with his fine band. The title “Profoundly Blue” comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Edmond Hall along with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian.  Adrian has toured Europe extensively over the past 20 years and is "London's most charismatic reedsman" - Time Out London. Over his career he has performed with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Ronnie Wood, Guy Barker, and at countless sell-out shows including Ronnie Scott’s, The Barbican and New York's The Lincoln Center Orchestra.

    Adrian is influenced by the great New Orleans clarinettists such as George Lewis, and at present he is touring a show called "Profoundly Blue" which celebrates the music of his favourite clarinet player Edmond Hall. His 2018 tour had rave reviews as well as a feature on the Cerys Matthews show on BBC Radio 6.

    Adrian's love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful and inspiring playing, and he will lift any bandstand.

    “If you were to describe Cox’s playing in one word you might use ‘hot’” - Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, New York.