Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we host a sstellar line-up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s passing. Showcasing Paul Dunmall’s blistering Coltrane influenced quartet together with special guest, lifelong Coltrane devotee and one of Europe’s foremost saxophonists Alan Skidmore. And making its premiere performance the newly formed international trio of Julie Kjær (DK), Mark Wastell (GB) and Ståle Liavik Solberg (NOR).
This week’s digital release is a totally brilliant set from local legends Pat Thomas & Orphy Robinson (Black Top). Scuzzy electronics, dub bass rhythms and Pat’s perfectly timed acoustic interludes on keys fuse with heavy but humourous vocal samples to produce a truly diasporic sound.
Full listings and all new shows below. We look forward to seeing you here.
Recorded live at OTO in May 2015 and mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, the LP comprises four typically genre-defying and sonically dexterous pieces from one of the UK’s most extraordinary pianists.
Criminally unheralded, Pat is a fearless and uncompromising player who – despite coming from a background of free improvisation and new music – can feel as close to the worlds of noise and experimental music.