Adrian Utley plays Grant Green + Albuca
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Portishead's Adrian Utley curates three nights of music, revealing the influences that have shaped him and introducing new artists who have impressed him.
Adrian Utley is a multi-talented guitarist, producer, composer and one of the founding members of iconic Bristol band, Portishead.
In this special EFG London Jazz Festival double bill Utley revisits his jazz roots in this celebration of the music of Blue Note guitar legend Grant Green.
Albuca comprise four of the UK’s most highly regarded improvisingmusicians - Mark Edwards, Ben Castle, Arnie Somogyi and Darren Beckett. Between them they have led their own critically acclaimed projects and performed with many of the world’s leading jazz musicians - Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Eddie Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Konitz and Mark Turner, as well as a wide array of international stars - Radiohead, Madeleine Peyroux, Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Katie Melua, Daryl Hall, Omar, Van Morrison and Sting to name but a few.
In addition to accompanying Utley on the Grant Green set they will be presenting music from their forthcoming Utley-produced album.