Friday 23rd February 2018
Friday 2nd March 2018
What Love, renowned double bassist Seth Bennett's project, celebrates the work of Charles Mingus through the voices of contemporary British improvisers. A hand-picked octet of some of the most exciting improvisers and composers on the UK scene will each adapt and arrange one of Mingus' works to fit their current practice, following Mingus' assertion that an improviser must stay true to their own voice at all times.
This is a project born of a deep love of Mingus' work, both as a composer and philosopher of music, What Love will be both a celebration and re-evaluation of one of the greatest composers of the Twentieth Century.
Trumpet - Kim Macari Stone-Lonergan
Trombone - George Murray
Alto Sax and Bass Clarinet - Ollie Dover
Tenor Sax and Flute - Simon Prince
Baritone Sax - Cath Roberts
Piano - Adam Fairhall
Drumkit - Johnny Hunter
Double Bass - Seth Bennett
Analogue synthesis and electric sounds orbit the acoustic world of piano, bass and drums as the critically acclaimed ensemble present some exhilarating new music. Their new album, The Influencing Machine, is a sonic-reaction to the human mind, technology and the post-truth age.
One of the rising stars of UK jazz, Elliot is a key member of Dinosaur, led by Laura Jurd. A superbly gifted composer and pianist with a delightfully offbeat imagination, he has a magpie-like ability to blend a disparate world of influences.
Elliot Galvin: piano, synthesizer and toys
Tom McCredie: double bass & guitar
Corrie Dick: drums and percussion
Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW (also known as Memorial Church)
Doors open 7.30pm, music from 8pm-ish.
£12 cash on the door, advance tickets online £10 (plus £1 booking fee) from wegottickets.
Cash bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks.
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Listen! is run by Carol Garrison and Graham Lee, enthusiastic audience members - and avid listeners - for many years. Our aim is to complement Cambridge's lively music scene by giving musicians who might not be heard elsewhere in the city an opportunity to play for an audience with open ears. Our main focus is on new, original and improvised music, but that's not all!