Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dog Soup plus Tom Mix w/ Veryan Weston @ Vortex 25.6.10

Friday 25 | 8.30pm | £10 | Loop Double BIll
Dog Soup
Led by trumpeter Robbie Robson, with John Turville and Hans Koller (keyboards), Johnny Brierley (bass) and Tim Giles (drums), the band use a number of electronic effects to create different textures and colours.

Samplers and loops create a swirling bed of music over which to improvise, blurring the distinctions between gritty, dark grooves, electronic sounds, loops and samples and free group improvisation.

'Robson, sampling and remodulating his trumpet tones, let his notes ooze in and out, their edges as hazy as Mark Rothko’s luminescent colour slabs. John Turville’s strangely distorted Rhodes-piano chords recalled Dali’s melted fob-watch. Be warned: Dog Soup before bedtime leaves you with feverishly vivid pictures (Jack Massarik).

Tom-Mix & Veryan Weston
Tom-Mix – Mark Hanslip (tenor saxophone), Olie Brice (double bass), Tony Marsh (drums) – have worked hard on developing a trio sound based on open improvisation, intense group listening and rhythmic flexibility, which makes reference to John Coltrane, Lee Konitz and Sonny Rollins, Bartok, Webern and Xenakis, free improvisation and the raw energy of free jazz.

For this Loop Collective residency, they're delighted to be joined for the first time by piano great Veryan Weston, perhaps best known for his long-standing relationships with both vocalist Phil Minton and saxophonist Trevor Watts.

Henry Lowther and fringe Magnetic @ the Vortex 19.6.10

Saturday 19 | 8.30pm | £12* | Still Waters
Henry Lowther’s Still Waters was born out a long association and friendship between Henry and bassist Dave Green. It is now one of the most accomplished, tightly-ensembled and creative bands around.

Although a classic quintet of two front line and rhythm, Still Waters plays radical and original music, ranging from gentle, quietly pastoral and melodic music, reflecting the band’s name, through to dynamic, free improvisation. ‘Meltingly attractive solos, startling originality...’ (Chris Parker).

Fringe Magnetic
Trumpeter Rory Simmons Fringe Magnetic plays loose grooves with free vocal improvisation, fusing chamber music and cutting-edge jazz. Featuring some of the most exciting and dynamic young musicians from the London jazz, classical and improvised scene.

‘Stunning new project with an extended woodwind and string section. The nine piece create multi-layered orchestral sounds laced with flitting folk reels, modern harmony and topped with cutting edge improv’ (Time Out).

*Evening ticket holders can attend the late night jam for a reduced rate of £3

Saturday 19 | 10.30pm – 1.00am | £5 | Book online
Tomorrow's Warriors JALC Jam Session
Featuring musicians from the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra, who will be in residence at the Barbican in June.