Sun 10 | 8.30pm
The genre-defying triumvirate of veteran keyboardist-composer Roy Powell, guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jarle Vespestad, comes out blazing with a vengeance on InterStatic, their RareNoise Records debut and second release overall, following their ambitious 2011 outing, Anthem.
Seamlessly combining elements of jazz, experimental, ambient and rock, the power trio stretches in typically intense fashion, extending the organ trio tradition established by Jimmy Smith and taken to realms beyond on such groundbreaking recordings as Tony Williams Lifetime’s Emergency! (with Larry Young and John McLaughlin) and John Abercrombie’s Timeless (with Jan Hammer and Jack DeJohnette).
Mon 11 | 8.30pm
Launching a new album on FMR – Predicate is led by guitarist Alex Ward, “one of those musicians who seems to get interesting music out of anything he touches” (Nate Dorward). With Tim Hill (alto and baritone saxophones), Dominic Lash (double bass) and Mark Sanders (drums).
WORLDSERVICE PROJECT’S bigger bang
match&fuse FREE Festival 2012
WorldService Project have been tearing a path through the UK scene and touring with their ambitious initiative of match&fuse joint adventures in music with the brightest, dirtiest young European and Scandinavian bands. Featuring 13 bands from eight countries, this is the first match&fuse festival in a five year plan – Oslo in 2012 and Rome in 2012…
All festival sounds can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/match-2/ sets/match-fuse-festival-2012- 1
Friday 15 – in the Vortex from 8.15pm
From France – quintet of stirring music, elegant and poised jazz to punk to groove to bolero.
mashup big band
WorldService Project/RedivideR/Alfie Ryner
Fom Italy – progressive avant-punk jazz trio combining explosive energy, punk angularity with highly improvised music.
Led by drummer Mark Holub, from the UK Led Bib are the sonic equivalent of a volcanic eruption backed by a fire storm.
Owls Are Not What They Seem
From Poland – aggressive drum ‘n’ bass mixed with complex African rhythms.
Saturday 16 – in Gillett Square from 1.00pm
3 dancers / 9 drummers
Hackney kids & match@fusers
Les Rauchen Verboten
From Spain – momentous speech that describes violence, landscapes and stories of a raw, joyful and at times sarcastic perspective on life.
Rockpopjazz from Norway – led by bassist Ellen Andrea Wang.
From Ireland – two-horns-no-chords quartet led by drummer Matt Jacobson. Downtown grooves with catchy melodies and collective improvs and an influential dose of Carnatic music of Southern India.
match@fuse big band
Eighteen musicians assembled from all the bands.
From the UK – keyboardist Dave Morecroft leads “serious scronk jazz WSP crew through irreverent blend of face-slapping funk, odd metered grooves and a clutch of catchy, zigzagging melodies all to dazzling effect” (Time Out).
From the UK – redefining preconceptions of contemporary British jazz to voracious crowds of old-proggers and muso-teens – virtuosity with mind-blowing coherence.
Saturday 16 – In the Vortex from 5.45pm
Pyscho jazz, stepping a fine balance between structured composition and free improvisation, syncopated and pressing rhythms.
Ahead of the curve Nordic jazz with a nod to British prog rock.
Tin Men and the Telephone
From Holland – seductive, funny, challenging, wicked. Great musical depth and strong rhythms – jazz in a new guise.
From Italy – electro-dirty-progressive- funk on a psycho-surreal mission to rid the cosmos of evil, armed solely with synth, bass and drums.