To ease us into the Autumn, our ‘LUME Presents…’ monthly residency at the Vortex will start up again on Sunday 6th September. We’ll have some news about our plans for the regular LUME series in a few weeks time, but we hope this fantastic double bill will keep you going! Two great bands for your listening pleasure: Mark Pringle brings his large ensemble ‘A Moveable Feast’ and Rebecca Nash leads a small group. Doors are at 7.30pm, with the music starting at 8pm.
A Moveable Feast
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway
‘A Moveable Feast’ is a group led by award-winning jazz pianist Mark Pringle. Heavily inspired by time spent studying in Paris in 2013, the music draws on multiple cultural influences, containing themes of nature, wildlife, literature, the chaos of cities, the lives of people who inhabit them, woodland creatures and strange beasts…
This autumn sees the group undertaking a national tour to promote the release of their album, ‘A Moveable Feast’, on Stoney Lane Records. Featuring a line up of strings, horns and rhythm section, the group explore Mark’s music with great freedom of approach, resulting in music that is eclectic, adventurous and highly unique.
Mark Pringle is a Peter Whittingham Award winner for the year 2015, following in the footsteps of previous recipients Gwilym Simcock, Trish Clowes and Elliot Galvin.
“Mark Pringle is an exceptionally gifted pianist and composer, and a remarkable improviser. His latest recording, ‘A Moveable Feast’, is a brilliant ensemble piece and a striking example of his writing and playing” – John Taylor, April 2015
“Stupendously talented” – The Independent
“A talented newcomer” – The Guardian
Mark Pringle Piano
Percy Pursglove Trumpet
Chris Young Alto Saxophone
Dan Searjeant Tenor/Alto Saxophone/Flute
Alicia Gardener-Trejo Bass Clarinet/Baritone Saxophone/Alto Flute
Christine Cornwell Violin
Sarah Farmer Violin
Megan Jowett Viola
Lucy French Cello
Ben Lee Electric Guitar
James Banner Double Bass
Euan Palmer Drums
This latest project is Rebecca’s first as a bandleader. All the music performed is original material from Rebecca’s forthcoming album, due to be recorded later this year, and has a wide range of influences. Her music, written with the intention of creating a new cohesive sound, blends together all the things she loves about music. Most important is a sense of purpose, identity and beauty. It is inspired by many musical influences which primarily include jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny and Wayne Shorter but also other styles too such as Electronica, and Folk music. Rebecca’s style, rooted in the contemporary jazz genre, blends acoustic and electronic elements with strong melodies, underpinned by dense harmonies and unusual grooves with the aim of creating one overall soundscape.
Rebecca Nash Piano/compositions
Percy Pursglove Trumpet
Matt Fisher Drums
Chris Mapp Bass
Tickets are available now from the Vortex website (text coming soon I’m sure – currently a holding picture of Cath and Dee!). Join us for an evening of great original music: doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start at the Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ.