tenormadness

Tenor Madness is a piano trio project that takes Renaissance and Baroque themes and improvises on them in the modern idiom – much as all musicians of previous centuries would have done. Two musicians unusually steeped in both Baroque and jazz music – leading pianist, harpsichordist and composer David Gordon and bassist and broadcaster Sandy Burnett – are joined by brilliant drummer Tom Hooper (Grace Jones, Simple Minds, Omar, Sir John Dankworth).

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Read Playing on the Book, an article on the project that Sandy wrote for Revoice Magazine in April 2017, here:

Attend our Sunday morning coffee concert at Stapleford Granary on 10th Feb 2019

Enjoy this taster video showing how we took the main theme of Johann Sebastian Bach’s motet Fürchte dich nicht BWV 228 and ran with it:

Luxuriate in some more extended audio tracks below, including a free-form drum solo over a Buxtehude-based ostinato groove, an imaginative reharm of the familiar Wachet Auf chorale, and our version of David Gordon’s composition Air, based on the F sharp minor prelude from JS Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier Book 2:

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