Catch A Fire
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A new orchestral interpretation of Bob Marley's hit 1973 album Catch A Fire by Jazz Jamaica All Stars and the Urban Soul Orchestra featuring special guest Brinsley Forde.
Back by popular demand after a sell-out show here in 2012 - now bigger than ever.
This sensational new orchestral interpretation of Bob Marley and the Wailers' groundbreaking and iconic album features Jazz Jamaica All Stars, the Urban Soul Orchestra, special guest Brinsley Forde (Aswad) and a 200-voice Voicelab choir.
Originally released in 1973, Catch A Fire announced the arrival of Jamaica's first global superstar, and this melodic, dynamic and heart-lifting musical tribute makes the flames burn even brighter.
Toured in 2012 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, the show was a sell-out at Southbank Centre last October. The show is co-produced by Dune Music in association with Tomorrow's Warriors.
'(The show's)… expanded palette serves a dual purpose - to show the absolute richness of the melodies penned by Marley and Peter Tosh and to push their harmonic implications into logical and unforeseen places. While double-bassist-bandleader Gary Crosby and drummer Rod Youngs nail the offbeat down pat, Jason Yarde's arrangements are imperious. His blend of full-bodied, singing motifs and stark, flinty interludes, particularly for the strings, captures and bolsters the melancholia and menace of the source material, as Forde makes an impressive fist of giving the original words requisite emotional depth and tonal precision… a joyous, out-of-the seat performance.' Kevin LeGendre, Jazzwise
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