After an astonishing sell-out show last October, London’s all-star jazz lineup revisits one of Radiohead’s most iconic pieces of art. Reinterpreting and reimagining its iconic avant-garde rock sound, this Christmas we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the rock band’s innovative and controversially-released project ‘In Rainbows’,
Led by pianist Rick Simpson on the Yamaha acoustic piano, Whirlwind recording artist Tori Freestone joins Mike Chillingworth to form the twin-saxophone frontline, and Simpson is joined in the rhythm section by the universally respected veteran Dave Whitford on bass and upcoming young hotshot Will Glaser on drums.
Band leader Simpson is equally at home exploring the tradition or pushing fearlessly against the boundaries, and now his unique creative voice is back in the spotlight with a typically idiosyncratic project: a re-framing of Radiohead’s In Rainbows album, featuring original arrangements of the source material played by an all-star band of like-minded musical mavericks.
The project was created to mark the 15th anniversary of the original album’s release and will see Simpson play the entirety of In Rainbows in full alongside other Radiohead classics.