Coming the Vortex Jazz Club

From London’s Vortex Jazz Club:

SUNDAY 20/01/2013 – 20.30


Mopomoso starts the New Year with three great sets of free improvisation:

Stefan Keune (sax) / Dominic Lash (bass) / Steve Noble (drums) trio

Known more in the UK for his work on alto and sopranino German saxophonist Keune brings out the baritone for what promises to be a blistering set with two of the UK’s finest. Sonic pyrotechnics of the highest order!

Hannah Marshall (cello) / Paul G Smyth (piano) duo

Ireland’s foremost improvising talent Smyth revisits a duo with remarkable cellist Marshall in a Mopomoso debut. Empathetic and inventive interplay across the spectrum.

Satkoko Fukuda (violin) / Henry Lowther (trumpet) / John Russell (guitar) trio

Well respected and highly musical trio make a welcome return, playing a rare music of poise and elegance. Engaging, open ended and fluid improvisation from three great players.


TUESDAY 22/01/2013 – 20.30


Alto and Baritone saxophonist “Iron lungs” Alan Wilkinson is joined by 2 of the UK’s most inventive and uncompromising free improvisers, pianist and electronics player Pat Thomas, and drum maestro Mark Sanders, and one of the most talented new double bass exponents, Neil Charles. Between them they have played with many of the greatest names in contemporary music including Peter Brötzmann, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Jah Wobble, Spiritualized, and The Mingus Big Band. This will be a night for those who like their music hot and dangerous. Hold onto your seats and take the plunge!


THURSDAY 24/01/2013 – 20.30


Performing works by George Crumb, Fred Rzewski, Stephen Montague, Louis Andriessen and Trent Reznor as well as original works, tonight Jetsam presents ‘A Dreamlife of Hackney Marshes’ featuring Hackney Marshman Gareth Rees, Dave Smith and Dan Nicholls and images by Dave Maric.


SATURDAY 26/01/2013 – 20.30


After sell-out shows throughout 2011 and 2012, Match&Fuse present a night of cutting-edge and innovative groups to kick-start 2013, featuring Tubax.

Tubax experiment with psychedelic bravado and rhythm – they promise to melt your brain with their acid-trip math jazz AND get you dancing anyway. Live they are tour-de-force guaranteed to drop jaws. Giaccomo Schirru Manca (bass) / Davide Stampini (synth, sampler, guitar) / Alberto Fogli (drums).

Psylus: Fresh from their packed out 2012 London Jazz Festival performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Psylus is the melding of five progressive minds that together create realms of sound transcendent of genre. A dynamic exploration of textures and styles, Psylus finds its foundations from each members’ respective roots in Jazz, Hip Hop and Electronic Music, which serve as a platform for abstraction and musical evolution.

Honey Ride Me A Goat: Ultra tight, gnarly progressive, beastly riff-and-groove-heavy avant-punk from three childhood friends hailing from Kent.

“This trio’s approach is similar at times to the musical cubism of the Magic Band but at others they go into overdrive to create a maelstrom of sound without ever completely abandoning melody and rhythm. Their music ends up balanced, unpretentious, and pretty accessible. Honey Ride Me A Goat’s music is potent and life-affirming” BRAINWASHED