Keith Tippett and Matthew Bourne – Double Grand Stand

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With British jazz once more in the spotlight it seems apt that the idiosyncratic forebears of the music should again be stepping into the limelight – none more so than two maverick virtuosos of the piano: Brit-jazz hero Keith Tippett and typhoon-force soloist Matthew Bourne. Tony Benjamin caught up with the pair – whose close personal connection is conveyed via their rarefied twingrand improvised keyboard flights – to discover how the duo’s shared deep appreciation of spontaneous invention led to a national tour

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