John Butcher, John Edwards, Mark Sanders
lucid and captivating free improvisation
We are delighted to open our 2019 programme with the improvising supergroup of John Butcher, John Edwards and Mark Sanders - described by the Free Jazz Blog as "a union of sonic and temporal explorers".
Having worked together in a variety of different settings over many years, these three phenomenal musicians finally joined forces as a trio in 2016, playing live at London's Cafe Oto and recording their stunning debut album 'Last Dream of the Morning'.
"A conversation between improvisers that provides nourishment to both the listeners and each player. This music is about the instant. Creation from decades of practice that appears like a
Mark Corroto ~ All About Jazz
John Butcher ~ saxophones
John Edwards ~ double bass
Mark Sanders ~ drums
The trio's first recording 'Last Dream of the Morning' was released in 2017 on Relative Pitch Records.
"An ethos of sheer quality" Morning Star
"Veering from punchy confrontation to breath-held spacious emptiness via distant rumble-gong-shimmer, each track contains more ideas than most other bands' entire albums." Jazzwise magazine
Friday 11th January 2019
Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW
£12 cash on the door, or £10 (plus £1 booking fee) online from wegottickets.com
Doors and bar 7.30pm, music 8pm.
Warmer Than Blood
Saturday 2nd February
The new trio project from guitar maestro and composer Chris Montague, featuring Kit Downes (piano) and Ruth Goller (bass). Intricate textures, dark pools of harmony, layered melodies, kinetic group improvisation and percussive prepared piano.
Tuesday 5th March
Trumpeter and composer Nick Malcolm's latest venture deconstructs his original compositions through sampling and contemporary improvisation. With Jake McMurchie (saxophone), Will Harris (bass) and Ric Yarborough (drums).
Friday 29th March
Powerful and freewheeling music combining moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues. Kim Macari (trumpet) Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor saxophone) Tom Riviere (bass) and
Steve Hanley (drums).
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