“Human” at the vortex tomorrow (10th June)

Tomorrow at 20:00–1:00
10 June at 20:00 to 11 June at 1:00
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The Vortex
11 Gillett Square, Dalston, N16 8AZ
Human is the world-class quartet assembled by Irish-born drummer and composer Stephen Davis. For this exciting new project, he’s joined by three of the most creative young artists on the UK left-field jazz and Improv scene: Matthew Bourne on piano, Alex Bonney on trumpet and Dylan Bates on violin.
The quartet is notable for its unusual instrumentation. Davis comments ‘It was important to me to work without a bass as I wanted to highlight some of the sonorities from the drums and piano that can get lost with a bass.’
With no bassist occupying the low-end, the music feels like a crisp, tottering house of cards, ready to tumble at any time but held up by its own irrefutable sense of natural logic.
In style and spirit, the music on Being Human is inspired by – and pays tribute to – the early masters of free jazz. But you’ll find no museum pieces here. This is vibrant, brash and lively free music, viewed from a fresh, 21st century perspective. It’s a challenge this stellar band is more than capable of meeting.

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