This Thursday 24th October we are at Hundred Crows Rising and boy have we got a treat for you… a double bill with Williams/Woolf duo and Loz Sphere Quartet!
Long-term collaborators Ryan Williams (guitar) and Andrew Woolf (tenor sax) play their original compositions and arrangements written especially for this duo format. They craft a full, varied and atmospheric musical world whose textures range from multi-layered, sensuous soundscapes to delicate, contrapuntal melodies, displaying the influence of Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Bill McHenry and Iain Ballamy’s Food.
“quiet, gritty explorations… sparse, peppery interplay… heartfelt momentum” LondonJazzNews review
LOZ SPHERE QUARTET
Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugelhorn
Chris Allard – guitar
Danny Manners – double bass
Andy Ball – drums
We’ll be playing some new compositions and some old ones (reviews below from my debut Quartet CD Two Kinds of Blue 1999). The music is strongly atmospheric, with a common feature of rhythmical changes, like twists and turns in mid-flow opening up a new approach, a leap into the unknown – each piece does its own thing, and evolves its own unique form. Influences? Many, including Monk (T Sphere), Kenny Wheeler, Steve Lacy, Gnaawa, Son, Zen, life and yes Miles…
“Fluid and inventive contemporary jazz and worldbeat trumpeter presents his new album “Two Kinds of Blue” – an excellent, gutsy, hard edged quartet session…” – John Lewis, Time Out
Entry £5. Music seems to start at 9pm.