Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

From London’s Vortex:

British saxophonist Evan Parker performing liv...
British saxophonist Evan Parker performing live at Spicejazz, London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SAT 15 FEB • 20.00 + 22.30 • £18
BB&C: TIM BERNE / NELS CLINE / JIM BLACK
A very special double show, giving you two opportunities to see these three musical luminaries. BB&C is an explosive three-headed monster featuring New York City’s Tim Berne (saxophone), Jim Black (drums) & the ever-exploring Nels Cline (guitar). Their debut CD ‘The Veil’ is from a live recording at The Stone in New York City. Combining elements of avant-garde jazz, skronk rock, heavy metal, and other uncategorizable influences, BB&C is a collaboration between three international jazz pioneers.

SUN 16 FEB • 20.00 • £8 • MD
MOPOMOSO
Mopomoso will be hosting an evening of intimate and engaging free improvisations from a range of very different and highly skilled musicians including three sets of trios: Trio Rewind playing Columbian Tiplé, Wire Assembly trio with all things strings and electric, and Alice Eldridge (cello), Satoko Fukuda (violin) and John Russell (guitar) performing music of uncompromising subtleness and beauty.

MON 17 FEB • 20.00 • £8 • MD
DANIELE MARTINI / DOMINIC LASH / MARK SANDERS
Italian firebrand saxophonist Daniele Martini joins forces with two top notch British improvisers to create this trio exploring wide-ranging improvisation, rich textual invention, and dynamics with Dominic Lash (double bass) and Mark Sanders (drums).

TUE 18 FEB • 20.00 • £10 • MD
JOHN LAW’S BOINK!
John Law’s new project explores electronic sounds and effects over drum grooves with spontaneous group interaction between keyboards, soprano/bass clarinet & guitar.

THU 20 FEB • 20.00 • £10
EVAN PARKER /JOHN RUSSELL / JOHN EDWARDS
A major force in European improvising, Evan Parker is one of Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists. Tonight he plays in this virtuosic trio exploring new frontiers of sound and musical possibility.