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Jim has been established as the UK’s foremost jazz french horn performer for many years, and we welcome his debut at Jazz Café POSK as he presents his 12 piece Big Band “Pavillon” performing music from his latest CD “Strong Tea”
Jim Rattigan has performed all over the world both as a jazz soloist and as a band member of various groups. These include the Michael Brecker Quindectet, the Charlie Haden / Carla Bley Liberation Music Orchestra, the McCoy Tyner Big Band, Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice, the Creative Jazz Orchestra with Kenny Wheeler, Brad Mehldau with the Britten Sinfonia, the Guy Barker Big Band and the Simon Purcell Octet. Jim has toured and recorded with the Mike Gibbs band and the Hans Koller band with Steve Swallow and Bill Frisell, Julian Arguelles Ensemble, Mark lockheart’s Scratch Band and the London Sinfonietta.
Jim formed “Pavillon” in 2000 and recorded “Unfamiliar Guise”. In 2004 he recorded “Jazz French Horn”, in 2010 he recorded “Shuzzed” in 2011 “Strong Tea” and in 2014 he recorded his most recent album “Triplicity”.
Jim studied french horn at Trinity College of music and the Royal Academy of music in London. While a student, he was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra and a founder member of the European Community Youth Jazz Orchestra (Eurojazz).
Jim has played on numerous film scores including several James Bond movies, Lord Of The Rings, Batman, The Bourne Ultimatum, Moulin Rouge, Shrek, Florence and many more. He has also written music for film T.V. and radio. Jim has worked with many pop artists including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney,Burt Bacharach,Josh Stone,Rick Astley, George Michael, Pulp, Damon Albarn, Adele,Paloma Faith. He has also toured with Tony Bennett, Nigel Kennedy’s group, recorded with the Folk singer June Tabor and performed with Blues singer Michael O’Callaghan.
Jim has recently been awarded with an A.R.A.M. from the Royal Academy of Music.
Jim, waltornista jest jednym z czołowych artystὀw brytyjskiej sceny jazzowej od wielu lat. Z niecierpliwością czekamy na jego debiut w Jazz Cafe POSK, kiedy to przedstawi swὀj 12 osobowy Big Band „Pavillon” grając dla nas utwory z najnowszej płyty „Strong tea”.
…. to jest coś wspaniałego aby zobaczyć jak sławny waltornista w fanstastczny sposὀb potrafi dostosować siȩ do repertuaru jazzowego … Geoff Winston, London Jazz
Album Rattigan ujawnia go jako genialnego i wszechstronnego solistȩ jazzowego a zarazem ciekawego kompozytora i aranżera. Ian Carr Rough Guide To Jazz