FRIDAY 9/11/2012 – 20:30
BUSHMAN’S REVENGE + ALBATROSH + SYNKOKE
Bushman’s Revenge mix the energy of rock with the freedom of jazz in the most exciting and exhilarating ways. Jazzwise called their previous album on Rune Grammafon “insanely good”.
Albatrosh are saxophonist André Roligheten and pianist Eyolf Dale. Both players are “formidable improvisers” (The Guardian), and pair structured compositions with improvisation, generating a “quirkily dynamic” soundworld.
Completing this Norwegian triple bill, Synkoke build choir-like drones peppered with edgy saxophone and guitar interventions, stormy percussion, inventive bass and thrash-jazz sprints, playing “with a fearful intensity, as if their lives depended upon it” (The Jazz Mann).
SATURDAY 10/11/2012 – 20:30
MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO
He might be older and wiser, but Matthew Shipp has not mellowed with age. A galvanizing force among the heirs to jazz’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s, the pianist has spent the past quarter century building a vast, rolling musical universe.
This event will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Monday 12 November.
SUNDAY 11/11/2012 – 15:30
Led by vocalist Pinise Saul, with Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Harry Brown (trombone), Jason Yarde (saxophone), Adam Glasser (piano), Dudley Phillips (bass) and Frank Tontoh (drums), the Comets play the searing, joyous music of saxophonist Dudu Pukwana.
THURSDAY 15/11/2012 – 20:30
KEN VANDERMARK / PAAL NILSSEN LOVE / AB BAARS
Double Tandem is an international collaboration of three fiercely individual artists from Netherlands, the USA and Norway, as they find new ways to explore spontaneous sounds and narrative. A collage of contrasting perspectives on time and melody, their music explores sonic languages inspired by jazz and world cultures, tossing ideas into the air and reinventing them with the intelligence of master improvisers.
SATURDAY 17/11/2012 – 20:30
KEITH & JULIE TIPPETT + JAAK SOOAAR & LIUDAS MOCKUNAS
Keith and Julie Tippett are acknowledged as two of the most distinctive and original musicians in jazz and improvised music. In their fifth decade of marriage and making music together they perform an evening of spontaneous composition, the architecture being complete only when the last note has drifted into silence.
Lithuanian multi-reeds player/composer Liudas Mockunas conjures extraordinary sounds from the bass saxophone, performing a special duet with Estonian guitarist/free improviser Jaak Sooäär an explosive mixture of free jazz and edgy interaction from the Baltic.
SUNDAY 18/11/2012 – 19:30
MOPOMOSO FREE IMPROVISATION NIGHT
To coincide with this year’s London Jazz Festival, Mopomoso presents an extended concert from the freer end of things. With an international cast of musicians from France, Belgium, Italy and Spain and with connections to Peru and Korea, the programme illustrates the wide range of approaches to be found in free improvisation.
Eun-Jung Kim, John Jasnoch, Charlie Collins: Traditional and non-traditional, fretted and unfretted instruments here provide the mix for this established trio in an eagerly awaited London debut. Eun-Jung Kim (komungo) , John Jasnoch (oud / banjo – uke) and Charlie Collins (waterphone / perc).
Jean Michel van Schouwburg, Adam Bohman & Jean Jacques Duerinickx: ‘Brussells meets a Bohman!’ Two central figures from the active Brussells improv scene – Jean Michel van Schouwburg (voice) and Jean Jacques Duerinickx (sax), here in the company of the ever inventive Adam Bohman (electronics). UK debut.
Fernando Perales: Another London first for this Spanish musician based in Peru who uses the guitar as a sound source to create a textural based music.
Chefa Alonso, Barbara Meyer & Cova Villages: Alonso’s all female Spanish trio – Chefa Alonso (sax-percussion) / Barbara Meyer (cello) / Cova Villages (voice) – paying a welcome return visit. Collective improvising that is always a pleasure!
Edoardo Marraffa & Nicola Guazzaloca: UK debut for this excellent Italian sax and piano duo. Fiery and imaginative musical narratives unfolding in real time. A real treat for the ears!
Pascal Marzan & John Russell: A highly regarded acoustic guitar duo in a remarkable blend of nylon and steel string, fingers and picks. ‘In full flow, the music seems to pour out of them smoothly and effortlessly’ (John Eyles – All about Jazz)