SUNDAY 16/12/2012 – 20:00 (doors open 19:30)
MOPOMOSO FREE IMPROVISATION NIGHT
It’s that time of year again! Mopomoso’s end of year celebration of all things improvised. Last year saw 52 musicians playing in 28 short sets. A great way to become acquainted with what’s happening in this vibrant area of music making in a relaxed and friendly setting, discover new players or revisit old friends. So far confirmed are:
Steve Beresford, Adam Linson, John Russell, Elaine Michener, Olie Brice, Rachel Musson, Adam Bohman, Dave Solomon, Kay Grant, Julie Kjaer, Ricardo Tejero, Dominic Lash, Terry Day, Jez Parfett, Daniel Thompson, Matt Hiutchinson, Satoko Fukuda, Henry Lowther, Tania Chen, Poulomi Desai, Blanca Regina, Tasos Stamou, Matthias Kispert, Moshi Honen, Alice Eldridge and Adrian Northover.
MONDAY 17/12/2012 – 20:30
TREVOR WATTS, TONY BEVAN, JOHN EDWARDS, EDDIE PREVOST
Comprising two legends of Improvised music – Trevor Watts (soprano and alto saxophones) and Eddie Prevost (drums), plus Tony Bevan (soprano and bass saxophones) and John Edwards (double bass), two younger veterans with their own international reputations, it’s hard to describe the quartet as anything but a supergroup.
THURSDAY 20/12/2012 – 20:30
EVAN PARKER QUARTET
Evan Parker’s monthly free improvisation residency with saxophonist Paul Dunmall with John Edwards (bass) and Mark Sanders (drums).
SATURDAY 22/12/2012 – 20:30
JOHN ETHERIDGE: BLUE SPIRITS XMAS SHOW
The unassumingly virtuosic guitarist John Etheridge explores the classic guitar ‘n’ Hammond sound with Pete Whittaker (organ) and Mark Fletcher (drums). The trio will also get into the Festive spirit with a bluesy take on some seasonal favourites.
Capable of playing anything from straightahead jazz, through blues and what used to be called ‘progressive’ rock, to Frank Zappa material, Blue Spirits allows John to relax into a relatively informal groove, playing soul-jazz type material and the odd standard with his trademark fluency.