Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet 5
April 28, 2019

Jesus’ Blood Torino April 2019

A couple of weeks after we had done the all-night performance of Jesus’ Blood at the Tate Modern, my ensemble did a concert as part of the Torino Jazz Festival. Some of the pieces had jazz origins: After the Requiem (with guitar soloist James Woodrow) and By The Vaar written for Charlie Haden (GB soloist). I added, as an extra, my arrangement of Tom Waits’ The Briar and the Rose – a solo bass feature.

The 25-minute version of Jesus’ Blood that we played was the version that I’d recorded on the album Live at Cafe Oto (BCGBCD29) with a small group of 6 players, and to my great relief and pleasure it was as touching for me as every other version.

Performers: Nick Barr, Katie Wilkinson, violas; Nick Cooper, cello; James Woodrow, electric guitar; Alexandra Maria Tchernakova, piano; Gavin Bryars, bass

Gavin Bryars