new, original and improvised music in Cambridge
Photo: Nicholas Dover
Saturday 7th October
Comprising a quintet of esteemed Listen! alumni, Out Front formed to play the music of two of jazz's greatest 'inside-outside' masters, Booker Little and Andrew Hill. Drawing on a wealth of fabulous compositions and featuring a rich line-up of three horns, drums and bass, the band explores the vast possibilities of this music, from joyous straight-ahead time playing, to the most open of improvisation.
Nick Malcolm ~ trumpet, Jason Yarde ~ alto saxophone, Jake McMurchie ~ tenor saxophone, Olie Brice ~ double bass, Dave Smith ~ drums
Saturday 14th October
When 21 year old Rob Luft sat in for John Parricelli during Loose Tubes' reunion set at Ronnie Scott's in 2014 (we were there!), the spark of an idea kindled. A few years later that inner mounting flame took the form of what Eddie Parker describes as a 'posh covers band', playing modern classics by John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor. Now, with a brand-new original set of compositions from Eddie, and fuelled by his acclaimed flute playing and lesser known prowess on the piano and keyboards, Airborn is ready for take off!
Eddie Parker ~ flutes, piano & keyboards, Rob Luft ~ guitar, Dave Manington ~ double bass, Jay Davis ~ drums
Trish Clowes & Louise McMonagle
Photo: Will Darkin
Saturday 21st October
Saxophonist Trish Clowes and cellist Louise McMonagle have been making music together for over 15 years, whether appearing as a duo, playing in Trish's band and her Emulsion festival, or recording for BBC Radio 3 studio sessions. Each musician has built a reputation for delivering powerful performances, premiering and commissioning new works, and forging alternative paths on the London contemporary music scene. A duo album is on the horizon, presenting a collection of collaborative compositions and improvisations, exploring texture, mood, and melody - think Wayne Shorter meets Kronos Quartet.
Trish Clowes ~ saxophones, Louise McMonagle ~ cello
Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW
Doors 7.30pm, music starts 8pm
Each concert £15 (+10% booking fee)
Season Pass - all three concerts - £39 (+10% booking fee)
Individual concert tickets £18 at the door (if available)
Our October concert series is sponsored by LT123, the Cambridge-based specialists in English Language assessment, learning and tailor-made training materials. Read about the expert services they provide here.
'No pesky genres' ~ Laura Jurd