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PHOTOS/ LISTS/ BRIEF REPORT: PROM 28 / NYJOS with Liane Carroll and Iain Ballamy

Iain Ballamy and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland
Photo Credit and Copyright: BBC/Chris Christodoulou

Sebastian writes: 

Here are the five official BBC photos of Prom 28, and band and set lists. They tell the story of the NYJOS making their Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall on August 5th.


This was a single set but with three contrasting parts. As a centrepiece, Andrew Bain (interviewed HERE in the run-up to this concert) directed Ellington’s Such Sweet Thunder, thoughtfully, bringing out all the contrasts in mood and feel. The loudest applause went to Helena Kay for her Johnny Hodges alto feature Star-Crossed Lovers. Trombonist Richard Foote was another strong soloist. Either side of them were soloists performing carefully crafted arrangements by Malcolm Edmonstone. The first mini-set featured the infinitely musical and infinitely modest Iain Ballamy , and by complete contrast the closing mini-set brought the megawatt joyous energy-boost of Liane Carroll. A happy occasion!

Malcolm Edmonstone conducting the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland
Photo Credit and Copyright: BBC/Chris Christodoulou

BAND LIST: 

Trumpets

Sean Gibbs
Ewan Gilchrist
Christos Stylianides
Cameron Thomson-Duncan
Michael Watson

Trombones

Richard Foote
Peter Thornton
Harry Maund
Adam Crighton (bass)

Saxes

Helena Kay (alto dbl clarinet and flute)
Sophie Watson (alto dbl cl and fl)
Appin MacKay-Champion (alto dbl cl)
Angus Morton (alto dbl fl)
Harry Weir (tnr dbl bass cl)
Matthew Carmichael(tnr)
Josh Landsburgh (tnr dbl violin)
Craig Nisbet (tnr)
Adam MacCloy (baritone)

Piano
David Swan

Guitar
Dan Kemshell

Bass
Alistair Watson

Drums
Tom Potter

Choir

Nora Messerich
Delilah Niel
Chell Young
Ellen Connelly
Colette McLaughlin
Luca Manning
Plus Sara Colman

Andrew Bain conducting Such Sweet Thunder
National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland
Photo Credit and Copyright: BBC/Chris Christodoulou

Set List

Ballamy – (arr Edmonstone)

All Men Amen
Emmeline
Varkala
Not in the Mood

Ellington – Such Sweet Thunder

1. Such Sweet Thunder
2. Sonnet for Caesar
3. Sonnet to Hank Cinq
4. Lady Mac
5. Sonnet in Search of a Moor
6. The Telecasters
7. Up and Down, Up and Down
8. Sonnet for Sister Kate
9. The Star-Crossed Lovers
10. Madness in Great Ones
11. Half the Fun
12. Circle of Fourths

Liane Carroll – (arr Edmonstone)

Witchcraft
You’ve Got a Friend
And When I Die
Walk Through the Raindrops

Liane Carroll, singers of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland
Photo Credit and Copyright: BBC/Chris Christodoulou
Liane Carroll, National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland
Photo Credit and Copyright: BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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