Tue 27 June 8PM | £9/6

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Tom Chant, John Edwards, Eddie Prévost Trio 20th Anniversary Concert
With special guest Veryan Weston

Tue 27 June 8PM | £9/6

With this concert Eddie Prévost, John Edwards and Tom Chant celebrate 20 years as a trio!
Eddie created the trio in the spring of 1997 for a recording session that was to be used for their first disc “Touch.” This was followed in the year 2000 with “The Virtue In If” and 2003 with “The Blackbirds Whistle.” Their fourth disc, titled “All Change”  was recorded beneath Waterloo Station in London in the summer of 2012.
The trio has played in major music festivals around the world including Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen, Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon and the Freedom of the City Festival in London.
The trio explores a full range of expression; microscopic buzzes and tweets morph into torrents of rhythm and noise. The trio’s jazz heritage finds voice in passages of free swing, loping basslines and flowing melodies. Their shared love of the intricacies of sound can be heard in layers of shimmering cymbals, whistling tones and string harmonics. An equal dialogue (or trialogue) underpins their music making, and voices, ideas, themes and motifs are often passed around the musicians, mutating as they do so, giving shape, motion and narrative to the improvisations.

Tom Chant, saxophonist, has been active in the world of free improvisation for over 20 years. He has appeared on recordings with Eddie Prévost, Angharad Davies, Otomo Yoshihide, John Edwards, Steve Beresford, Sunny Murray, Agusti Fernandez, the London Improvisers Orchestra and many more. Tom’s career has taken in more than 50 recordings and he’s played at festivals around the world including Coachella, Sonar, North Sea Jazz, Montreux, Sydney Festival and Fuji Rock.

He is a founding member of The Cinematic Orchestra and continues to record and tour with them. In the world of electronica he has worked with Bonobo, Dorian Concept, Coldcut and DJ Vadim.

His sounds and processes have been influenced by John Butcher and Evan Parker, yet retain a highly original and personal feel. Equally at home in the explosive world of free-jazz, the considered layers and webs of so-called electro acoustic improvisation or the violence of free-noise, Tom is comfortable exploring musical relationships in a wide variety of challenging situations.

John Edwards has always been involved with a wide diversity of musical styles and situations. At home with composed and improvised music he is one of the busiest musicians on the scene. Edwards is involved in dozens of projects and groups, performing at major festivals throughout Europe as well as in Brazil, Mexico, US, Turkey, Canada and Russia. With the Stellari String Quartet he performed and gave master classes at the Luzerne Contemporary Music festival.

Probably best known for his work with Evan Parker, John Butcher, Peter Broetzmann, Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Smith and Sonny Murray, John has been in groups such as God and B-shops for the Poor and continues today to collaborate with electro-accoustic composer John Wall, Robert Wyatt, Spring Heel Jack, FunDaMental and perform in groups with Mulatu Astatke, Louis Moholo, Marshall Allen, Ingrid Laubrock and Charles Hayward, to name but a few.

Eddie Prévost

Prévost’s free drumming flows superbly making use of his formidable technique. It’s as though there has never been an Elvin Jones or Max Roach.” — Melody Maker