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ICON Seminar 6

Dartington Hall, UK


Keith Tippett

Alistair MacDonald

Last updated August 19, 2013

My source of inspiration was a concert given by Keith Tippett in Dartington at the Summer School about 15 years ago. The concert was given by the participants on Keith’s jazz course, and involved a mixed group of complete beginners, experienced amateurs and professionals. It began with a free improvised duet by two 8 year old trombonists & very gradually, Keith brought in the rest of the large ensemble in a performance which was absolutely extraordinary, and the highlight of the week.