Sunday 19 August door 8pm – music 8.30pm | £7 cons / £10 door
This trio (cello, alto sax, tenor sax) is made up of three musicians firmly established in the London improvised music scene. As a trio they work as one unit improvising structures that may move through otherworldly, sonic landscapes, touching on contemporary chamber music or play with echoes of free jazz.
“Their set was a dynamic union of artists, breathing and thinking as one” M.Holland, Ears4Eyes.
“This is how good free chamber jazz should be. Intimate, dynamic, and driven by a mutual responsiveness bordering to telepathy”
- Hauknes, Salt Peanuts.
Hannah Marshall is a renowned improvising cellist. She began with classical studies, then found inspiration in John Stevens’ book Search & Reflect and has been exploring the outer reaches of cello technique ever since. She has played all over the world and regularly collaborates with musicians such as Fred Frith, Steve Beresford, Kay Grant, Roger Turner, Evan Parker and many more. “Ask your ears :] Exploring sonic territories and visiting musical antipodes, demonstrating an esoteric approach to instrumentation that is truly unique”- DreamCraeft recommendation
Rachel Musson is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK. She has recorded albums with Mark Sanders and John Edwards (Bibimbap, Two Rivers Records), with Olie Brice (Tapering Arms Point Into The Wind, Weekertoft Records), with Mark Sanders and Liam Noble (Tatterdemalion, Babel Records), and under her own name (Flight Line, F-IRE Records). She is involved with a variety of improvised music projects, including a trio with Hannah Marshall and Julie Kjaer, and Shifa, a trio with Pat Thomas and Mark Sanders, a duo with Corey Mwamba, and plays with Alex Ward’s sextet/quintet, and Loz Speyer’s Inner Space Music.
Julie kjær’s (saxophone) edgy and thoughtful playing and ‘dark, otherworldly imagery’ (Jazzwise) has become increasingly evident around Europe, inhabiting ground between composition and free improv. Experimenting with extended techniques, sound and rhythm she pushes her instruments to their limits. “…one of the most impressive new voices on the London jazz and improv scene”-Stewart Smith, The Wire July ’16.
She tours internationally with Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and his Large Unit and she has toured internationally and recorded with Django Bates. Currently her main focus is on her trio, Julie Kjær 3, with bass player John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble. Their debut album ‘Dobbeltgænger’ was released in 2016 on Clean Feed Records. She associates herself with prized performers like Thurston Moore, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Marshall Allen, John Russel, ‘Leafcutter’ John, and Steve Beresford.