Leo Richardson Jazz FM Classic Album Series Presents The Album ‘Quintet of the Year’ (1953) by Charlie Parker

Thursday 22nd July 2021

Tickets: £15 (Seat), £20 (Seat at Table of 4)

Doors: 6.30pm

Show: 7.00pm-9.00pm

Jazz FM Classic Album Playback series in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club

Leo Richardson recreates tracks from the classic album ‘Quintet of the Year’ (1953) by Charlie Parker 

For three Sundays in August, Jazz FM will broadcast a programme during their Sunday 9-10pm slot called “Classic Album Playback”.

Hosted by journalist Jonathan Wingate, each week the show concentrates on a pivotal classic jazz album that has stood the test of time. Recorded in front of a ‘Live Audience’ at the Hampstead Jazz Club, Jonathan and a panel will play tracks from the album and talk about them and give opinions on why the album, as a collection of tracks, worked to create the classic work we know of today.

The panel would be made up of fellow journalists and musicians, those in the know who can add a layer of knowledge and understanding that will feed the inquisitive mind of our audience.  Following the playback, the featured musicians would re-create a number of tracks from the classic album and perform a mini-set.

Leo Richardson

Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists. He is best known for his honest, straight-head, contemporary hard-bop style and regularly hosts the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club with his own quartet.

His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey.

Line Up

Leo Richardson – Saxophone

Rick Simpson – Piano

Conor Chaplin – Bass

Ed Richardson – Drums

Panel – Geoff Haydon (author of Quintet of the Year), Leo Richardson, Rick Simpson

Facilitator/Host: Jonathan Wingate, Broadcaster/HJC Host

Producer: Mike Vitti, Jazz FM

Show Outline
Part 1 (30 mins) – Album SIDE A

Short interval (15 mins)

Part 2 (30 mins) – Album SIDE B

Short interval (15 mins)

Part 3 (30 mins) – live mini concert
The musicians on the panel to re-create some of the tracks for the audience and the broadcast.

All protocols will be strictly in place to ensure the safety of our audience and artists and tables will be adequately spaced out to seat 4 persons per table for a maximum audience of 20.

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here


Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:00 pm

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