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When

Sat 26 Feb 2011
[1hr 50min no interval]

Price

Standard $57.50
Friends $50.50


Soundtrack to a Legend
Jack DeJohnette (USA)

Long-time Miles Davis collaborator Jack DeJohnette and his tight band unleash an unforgettable night of bone-crunching jazz to A Tribute to Jack Johnson, William Cayton's 1971 documentary about the world’s first black heavyweight champion.

Fighter Jack Johnson was a hero to the black community for both his physical prowess and his battles against racism in the early 20th century. Told through original footage and images, his story is an inspiration and rips open an era of deep racial divide and raw emotion.

Miles Davis originally scored the documentary with the punchiest riffs and most cracking playing of his career. In Davis' band at the time, DeJohnette uses the score as his jumping off point, while adding vivid flourishes and punch all of his own.

DeJohnette has a nice line in tumbling drum rolls to accompany the plentiful fight footage, a technique that helps to emphasise the devastating effect of a heavyweight attack, with a cymbal crash backing up each stinging jab. ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

DRUMS Jack DeJohnette
SAXOPHONE Jason Yarde
TRUMPET Byron Wallen
BASS Jerome Harris
GUITAR David Fiuczynski

Jack DeJohnette will also play at Beck's Music Box with his band on Mon 28 Feb

ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED BY THE BARBICAN, LONDON AND PRODUCED BY REALITY FILMS AND SERIOUS

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When
  • Sat 26 Feb, 8.00PM

Where

The Astor Theatre


Address: 659 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley WA 6050
Phone: (08) 9370 1777
Website: http://www.liveattheastor.com.au/

The Astor Theatre is a live music venue, a performance space and a movie theatre all contained within unique, heritage listed walls. Take in new and classic films on the real deal, 35mm film, live music from local, national and international artists or maybe experience theatre, dance or spoken word just minutes from the city on the Mount Lawley strip.

Transport
Beaufort Street is a major bus route in both directions to/from major transport hubs in the CBD.

The closest train station is Mt. Lawley, however it is a 15-20 minute walk from the main Beaufort Street strip.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Parking
Street parking on Beaufort Street is subject to availability. Some public parking is available behind The Flying Scotsman, off Raglan Road.




Mention Entrees and Encores when making your booking and arriving at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

The Brisbane The Brisbane Hotel
292 Beaufort Street, Highgate
P 08 9227 2300
www.thebrisbanehotel.com.au
Open Mon – Sat 11:30am to late; Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Choose any pizza on the menu with a glass of wine or a large beer
Must Winebar MUST Winebar
519 Beaufort Street, Highgate
P 8 9328 8255
www.must.com.au
Open 12noon to late, 7 Days
A glass of Laurent Perrier Brut NV Champagne and ½ a dozen Oysters, in the Champagne Lounge or Bar
Tom's Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen
3b Shafto Lane, Perth
P 08 9321 0345
www.tomskitchenwa.com.au
Open Mon-Thur 6:30am to 9pm;  Fri 6:30am to late
Choose any main course plus a glass of wine

Balti Balti
3/2 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 9221 3306
Paneer Masala and Dhal with a serve of rice, Naan bread, and a glass of house wine, or beer, or a soft drink
Or
A serving of Butter Chicken and a serving of Rogan Josh with a serve of rice, Naan bread, and a glass of house wine, or beer, or a soft drink
The George The George
216 St. Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 6161 6662
www.thegeorgeperth.com.au
Open Mon-Fri 7am to late; Sat 5pm to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine


Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.