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Jim Rattigan

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Jim Rattigan

 Jim Rattigan is a star French Horn jazz soloist tonight backed by the Simon Latarche Trio.

Jim’s most recent album ‘When’ came out in December last year and gained some great reviews – London Jazz News  and I have been playing tracks repeatedly on my radio show.

Jim Rattigan has performed all over the world both as a jazz soloist and as a band member of various groups. These include the Michael Brecker Quindectet, the Charlie Haden / Carla Bley Liberation Music Orchestra, the McCoy Tyner Big Band, Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice, the Creative Jazz Orchestra with Kenny Wheeler, Brad Mehldau with the Britten Sinfonia, the Guy Barker Big Band and the Simon Purcell Octet. Jim has toured and recorded with the Mike Gibbs band and the Hans Koller band with Steve Swallow and Bill Frisell, Julian Arguelles Ensemble, Mark lockheart’s Scratch Band and the London Sinfonietta.

Jim formed “Pavillon” in 2000 and recorded “Unfamiliar Guise”. In 2004 he recorded “Jazz French Horn”, in 2010 he recorded “Shuzzed” in 2011 “Strong Tea”, in 2014 “Triplicity” and in 2019 “The Freedom Of Movement”.

Jim has played on numerous film scores including several James Bond movies, Lord Of The Rings, Batman, The Bourne Ultimatum, Moulin Rouge, Shrek, Florence and many more. He has also written music for film T.V. and radio. Jim has worked with many pop artists including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney,Burt Bacharach,Josh Stone,Rick Astley, George Michael, Pulp, Damon Albarn, Adele,Paloma Faith. He has also toured with Tony Bennett, Nigel Kennedy’s group, recorded with the Folk singer June Tabor and performed with Blues singer Michael O’Callaghan.