Songs of Calliope – Sarah Jane Morris 4et
Tony Remy > guitars
Henry Thomas > bass
Sarah-Jane Morris, one of the most sophisticated and less formal singers of the past years always positioned between respect for tradition and desire to explore new musical territories, celebrates the concept of freedom through the language of music juxtaposing jazz, blues, rock and African rhythms.
A voice that rises and descends, sensual and sophisticated, scratchy and refined, causing shivers of passion and pleasure: this voice is more than a simple style, it is a force of nature.
British singer and songwriter, since 1985 Sarah-Jane has behind her several projects and albums as a soloist. Among these the duet with Jimmy Somerville for the Communards and the censured interpretation of the classical “Me and Mrs. Jones”.
For Myth•Anthology Sarah-Jane chooses a project, Songs of Calliope, which recalls a muse with whom she closely identifies: Calliope, both eloquence and epic poetry muse and mother of Orfeo.
Calliope, the muse with the most beautiful voice, is also invoked by Dante in the proemio of the Second Canticle of the Purgatory of the Divina Commedia in the passage in which he asks the help of the muse who won with her voice the Pierids [ “Calliope, strike a higher key/ Accompanying my song with that sweet air/ Which made the wretched magpies feel a blow/ That turned all hope of pardon to despair”].
One of London’s most dynamic and representative guitarists, the Caribbean Tony Remy has been a pioneer of the jazz and funk scene for over 30 years.
He released his first solo album “Boof” in 1993 with the American label Jazz/fusion GRP and his second album, “Metamorfolow-G”, with Alltone Records in 1997. He can boast collaborations and recordings with famous artists among which Annie Lennox and Simply Red.
Scott Firth has previously played with several internationally known musicians, such as the Spice Girls on their “Return of the Spice Girls Tour”, as well as Melanie C, Joan Armatrading, Morcheeba, Steve Winwood, John Martyn, Little Axe, Ruby, Toni Braxton, Elvis Costello, Mari Wilson and Julia Fordham.
Firth also has his own jazz band, U-sonic, with Miles Bould. Their album Evolution earned them a MOBO nomination for the 2011 Best Jazz Act.
Henry “King Thumb” Thomas played and recorded with a large number of musicians, and has also recorded several soundtracks. Co-founder of the BBC series “Rockshcool TV”, today Henry plays and teaches at many internationally renowned music schools.
June 23 2017 – Program Songs of Calliope – Sarah Jane Morris Trio – Terme Preistoriche, Montegrotto Terme (PD)
For the dinner, booking is required (+39 049 793477).