London Improvisers Orchestra
Sunday 7th December,
HMS President, Victoria Embankment, near Blackfriars Bridge, London, EC4Y OHJ
Tenth anniversary gig, should be a blast!!
Monday 8th December
Cafe Oto, Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Brand new band, playing compositions by myself, Alexander Hawkins, Abdullah Ibrahim, Joseph Jarman, Leo Smith and maybe more, as well as free improvisations.
I thought it was really exciting at the rehearsal this morning, so I hope it should be a great gig.
The line-up is as follows:
Nick Malcolm - trumpet
Gail Brand - trombone
Mark Hanslip - tenor saxophone
Shabaka Hutchings - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Dylan Bates - violin
Hannah Marshall - 'cello
Olie Brice - double bass
Dominic Lash - double bass
Alexander Hawkins - piano
Javier Carmona - drums
Ricardo Tejero/Steve Noble/Dominic Lash
Tuesday 9th December
Jazz Rumours at the Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London, N1 0AX
Free jazz trio with excellent reeds and drums. Part of a really exciting bill - solo sax from New York courtesy of Blaise Siwula, and what should be an exhilarating trio of Norwegian stars Frode Gjerstad (reeds) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), with the great Nick Stephens on bass.
Paal Nilssen-Love, Frode Gjerstad, Nick Stephens
Wednesday 10 December
Oxford Improvisers at the Drama Studio, Oxford Brookes Headington Hill Campus
Oxford, OX3 0BP
And if you can't catch the trio in London, how about in Oxford? The gig to also feature an unusual ensemble featuring John Grieve, Chris Brown, Malcolm Atkins, Miles Doubleday and Sarah Verney Caird
Thursday 11th December
The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8JH
"Gannets posit an alternative jazz history in which 30s swing developed straight into a form of free jazz and fusion, without any of the intervening decades or subsequent factionalism. Featuring Fyfe Dangerfield, Alex J Ward, Christopher Cundy, Dominic Lash and Steve Noble." (it says here!)
I really enjoy this band - and we're supporting the exciting Acoustic Ladyland, so it should be a great night.
Sorry if this post seems like overkill but it would be really great to see anyone reading this at one or more of these shows!! Come and say hello . . .