Comprising four long-term collaborators and friends, the band takes as its starting point the freewheeling music of those musicians who, back in the 1960s, were at the forefront of the free jazz revolution, and whose opening up of jazz's constraints is now recognised as, not a break from the past, but an integral part of the music's development.
So the Family Band doesn't recreate the work of Ornette Coleman and others, but shares its powerful and freewheeling momentum - moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues all combining into an emotionally complex and often cathartic whole.
'What a revelation - exciting group, gradually revealing more and more depth and thrilling the audience to the very end.'
Blow The Fuse, The Vortex.
Family Band's new album, Board of Origin, was launched at the 2018 London Jazz Festival and is now available to listen and purchase on Bandcamp.
Kim Macari ~ trumpet
Riley Stone-Lonergan ~ tenor saxophone
Tom Riviere ~ double bass
Steve Hanley ~ drums
Friday 29th March 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.
'No pesky genres' ~ Laura Jurd