Olie Brice Quartet: Thursday 18th July

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