Sunday 15 April 2018 : Bolton School Music Centre
The Jamil Sheriff Quartet performed the world premiere of Rafe’s Dilemma, commissioned by Live from Worktown as part of its Bill Naughton’s Bolton Season.
Live from Worktown proudly announced the premiere of this specially commissioned suite, Rafe’s Dilemma, written and performed by leading jazz performer and composer, Jamil Sheriff (pictured)..
Jamil is now Director of Jazz Composition at Leeds Music School but has fronted bands playing in all the major jazz venues and festivals and as far afield as China. Rafe’s Dilemma takes its inspiration from Naughton’s Spring and Port Wine (1970).
Rafe Crompton, played by James Mason in the film, was a northern working class domestic tyrant, and the film dwells on his relationship with each member of his family, as the 60’s begin to swing.