Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack

Sunday special with Andrew McCormack and Jason Yarde @Seven Arts – Sunday 27 January 1.30pm

Andrew McCormack (piano) and Jason Yarde (saxes) have been playing as the MY duo for nearly a decade, to immense international critical acclaim.

Jason Yarde and pianist Andrew McCormack – described in the Guardian as ‘a wonderful jazz conversation.’ Jason began playing with the Jazz Warriors and has since worked with Jazz Jamaica, McCoy Tyner and Soweto Kinch. Powerful, spiritual and evocative, his music is formidable.

“Yarde’s sax improvising has quietly blossomed to world class… McCormack’s bold melodic departures make for a wonderful jazz conversation” – John Fordham, The Guardian

Only partnerships as exceptional as Andrew McCormack and Jason Yarde could undertake music like this, with its open structures and wide range of moods and textures. The compositions are by one or the other or both of them together, and the rapport is so close that where the composing leaves off and the improvisation begins is impossible to tell. Yarde, playing soprano and alto saxophones, is quite dazzling at times, and his tone blends superbly with McCormack’s piano voicings. Jazz or classical, this is in a class of its own. –The Observer, October 2011

This debut from pianist Andrew McCormack and saxophonist Jason Yarde is a super-sophisticated affair. –Daily Telegraph, October 2011 –Daily Telegraph, October 2011

FIVE STARS –Irish Times

“A wonderful jazz conversation” – John Fordham, The Guardian

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Sunday special with Andrew McCormack and Jason Yarde @Seven Arts – Sunday 27 January 1.30pm £10/8 (under 25’s £5)

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