After an absolute corker of a double bill last week to a packed house, LUME opens its doors once again this Thursday to Cath Roberts’ amazing septet: Quadraceratops!!
Cath formed Quadraceratops while studying for a Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. In June 2013 the septet played at Jazz In The Round @ The Cockpit. They supported Get The Blessing at Camden’s Jazz Cafe as part of the 2012 London Jazz Festival, and have appeared at numerous London jazz nights including Jazz at the Salisbury, Jazz at the Waterline and SE Collective at the Amersham Arms. The band briefly left the capital in June 2012 to visit Efpi Records in Manchester and perform at Freedom Principle. The current set of music is inspired by insects, fairground rides, underground tunnelling machines and fictional serial killers.
This week at LUME we have a fantastic double bill. Join us for an exciting evening of music from these two ensembles! They have sent us over some background info to set the scene…
When Paulo Dias Duarte decided to run a big band, he decided first to get together a small group of players that would play and understand his music and then gradually start to add players until the big band was complete. The starting point was to play a piece commissioned to him by the Gulbenkien Foundation in 2005; ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’. Tonight they will play this starting point, and the band will be:
Paulo Dias Duarte – guitar and composition
Chris Williams – alto sax
Tom Ward – tenor sax
Geoff Bartholomew – trumpet
Ben Bastin – bass
Rob Pennel – drums
Gareth Wilkins – moog
Paulo has sent us a couple of videos of the big band in action:
ON THE ROOF
On the Roof is a collaborative amalgamation of 12 musicians and 4 dancers- a group of individuals each with strong creative personalities and a range of experience in different artistic fields, all tied together by a shared love of improvisation.
Tonight we feature a distilled trio of musicians from the core of On The Roof who will be playing some fresh new original pieces with wide ranging influences: from the Mandinka of western Africa to the Rebetis of Greece; as well as their current favourite Mingus composition ‘Haitian Fight Song’, a dirty arrangement of Riverboat Shuffle, and perhaps a few others…
Lizy Exell – drums
Louis Thomas – bass
William Scott – woodwind and composition
Matt Gordon – composition
We are excited about the third gig in our series of original and improvised music… which is only a few days away!
We asked Olie to write a few words about his quartet:
‘The Olie Brice Quartet came about through my desire to combine my love of playing freely improvised music with my love of playing swing and melody. As a composer I’m interested in how much freedom I can leave for the improvisers in my band while still providing enough information to make the piece of music a definite ‘song’.
For this concert I will be joined by 3 of my favourite musicians – George Crowley on tenor sax and clarinet, Alex Bonney on trumpet and pocket trumpet and Tim Giles on drums’.
“Brice makes the entire body of his bass sing. He has the ability to deliver a fractal line that is as purposeful as any by the great jazz bassists, but to do so within an entirely abstract setting” – Brian Morton, Point of Departure